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Cream of the Cool

Quite often rogues seem inherently more interesting than the staid and worthy. Perhaps that is why I've spent more time than I should in researching a long-dead ne'er-do-well great uncle. During that genealogical quest I came across the California Prison and Correctional Records, 1851-1950 and indeed I did find my uncle in those records.

However, I got side-tracked when I saw the…

Right outside this lazy summer home
You ain't got time to call your soul a critic, no
Right outside the lazy gate
Of winter's summer home
Wondering where the nuthatch winter's
With wings a mile long
Just carried the bird away

Back when I was a teenager and probably like most of the other kids my age, I walked around with a sense of arrogance. I thought I knew it all and nobody from parents to teachers to advisors and even to my…

out of my mind
By Sharon M. Draper
Atheneum Books, 2010

out of my mind is another of the popular kids-with-disabilities genre that is flooding the children's/young adult markets these days. It is a good one (and a popular one), although perhaps not as realistic as Wonder or Mockingbird.

Melody is smart -- very smart. No one knows this though, as she is trapped in her own mind. She was born with…

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