Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909

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Can you imagine arriving at Ellis Island with your parents, not speaking a word of English? You would, of course, be right to assume that you would be able to go to school because, after all, you are only a child! And then you find out that you are the only person in your family… 

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Celebrating Black History Month with Horace Pippin and “A Splash of Red”

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I am SO lucky! We are so fortunate to live in a county that supports a fantastic public library system and my local library – Middleburg – never, NEVER lets me down. When I walked in the other day, one of the librarians handed me two books and said, ” I think you should look… 

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Amelia Earhart – ” Because women must try to do things as men have tried.”

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Author Robert Burleigh, ably assisted with paintings by Wendell Minor, has brought the story of Amelia Earhart’s flight from Newfoundland to Ireland to life for young readers in Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic. Most of us are familiar with her later ill-fated flight. This flight, in 1932, while filled with its own anxious… 

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Congratulations Judith Kerr!

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Anne Judith Kerr, who received her OBE (Order of the British Empire) on January 25, 2013,was born on June 14,1923 in Berlin,Germany. The British writer and illustrator fled Germany with her family in 1933 because her father, also a writer, had been quite outspoken in his criticism of the Nazis. Judith Kerr is perhaps best… 

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