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Just The Beginning By Betty Miles

Three hundred and sixty-five days a year for thirteen years makes about five thousand days. And this one is the worst of all… Background: This will be the third time author Betty Miles work has been featured here, most memorably in … Continue reading

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Looking On By Betty Miles

There has to more to her life than just looking on… This week’s book strikes me as a sort that isn’t written any more: a coming-of-age story in which not much really happens. In this case the most dramatic thing … Continue reading

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The Dead Man In Indian Creek By Mary Downing Hahn

Nobody takes their story seriously. Nobody, that is, except the killer. And he takes them very seriously… Another example of how YA lit makes real-life seem like such a let-down: reading this book along with Stephen King’s The Body and … Continue reading

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The Real Me By Betty Miles

Should delivering papers and playing tennis be for boys only? Background: Author Betty Miles got her start as an editor of the Bank Street Readers, the long-running series of textbooks that was the first to depict racially diverse characters and … Continue reading

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