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October 2017 Book Recommendations

Robert St. John’s, JEWS, JUSTICE AND JUDAISM; a history of the Jewish people. Evelyn Keyes’s, SCARLETT O’HARA’S YOUNGER SISTER: MY LIVELY LIFE IN AND OUT OF HOLLYWOOD; famous for her portrayal of Gone With the Wind’s Suellen O’Hara, she was also Mike Todd’s lover, and former wife to director John Huston, and bandleader Artie Shaw. […]

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Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures wins the 2017 Grateful American Book Prize

WASHINGTON, DC, Sep 21 – The winner of the 2017 Grateful American Book Prize is Margot Lee Shetterly, for her non-fiction work, HIDDEN FIGURES, a New York Times number one best seller, which tells the story of the pioneering African-American women who overcame racial barriers at NASA in the 1960s. They played significant roles in […]

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Book of the Week: THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s, THE TEMPEST; in the Bard’s last play, a former duke is exiled to an island.

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Book of the Week: THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s, THE TEMPEST; in the Bard’s last play, a former duke is exiled to an island.

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Book of the Week: FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER by E. L. Konigsburg

E. L. Konigsburg’s, FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER; a sister and a brother run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Perhaps a good read will help your kids understand the celebration of Constitution Day

WASHINGTON, DC – Here’s a bit of advice for parents and teachers. Next time your kids say history class is boring, tell them they have a right to be bored—it’s guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. Better yet, perhaps you could use the very last weekend of summer to convey the message. After all, we celebrate […]

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Book of the Week: BETWEEN PARENT AND CHILD by Dr. Haim Ginott

Dr. Haim Ginott’s, BETWEEN PARENT AND CHILD; raising and communicating with sons and daughters.  

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Book of the Week: BETWEEN PARENT AND CHILD by Dr. Haim Ginott

Dr. Haim Ginott’s, BETWEEN PARENT AND CHILD; raising and communicating with sons and daughters.  

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Book of the Week: HAYWIRE by Brooke Hayward

Brooke Hayward’s, HAYWIRE; a famous and beautiful actress-mother, a successful-agent father, and a secret, hellish household.

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How to encourage kids to learn history

WASHINGTON, DC – Educator and award-winning author Robyn Gioia encourages the use of historical fiction to stimulate a love of reading and–more important–of learning, says David Bruce Smith, co-founder of the Grateful American Book Prize. In fact, her Web site features a space for teachers looking to find classroom resources that will excite young learners […]

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