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Category Archive — language

Word of the Week (151)

Happy Birthday to Lois Lowry! March 20th is Lowry’s birthday, though given how much of an impact her books have had on my childhood, I think every day is a day for celebrating Lowry. The two-time Newbery Award winner (for Number the Stars and The Giver) has written more than 30 books. My favorites were […]

Book News, Nov. 23rd

In less than a week, it will be Thanksgiving and in exactly one week, it will be December. It’s a little crazy to think 2013 is nearly over, especially when there are still so many books still to read! I thought I would have more time, but as it is, it looks like I’ll only […]

Word of the Week (137)

November is a month for elections in the United States, so it’s interesting to see how many major electoral events happened on a November 7th. Hilary Clinton became Senator Clinton (2000), Mary Robinson became the first woman President of the Republic of Ireland (1990), and Douglas Wilder became the first elected African American governor in […]