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I’ve never done business with Cricket Wireless, but I know more about that company than I do the sport of Cricket—and the sport serves as the backdrop of this new book by one of my favorite authors, Gary D. Schmidt … Continue reading

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OKAY FOR NOW for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I started mentoring youth in 1998 and have continued to this day in two different mentoring organizations.  I’ve been lucky to be matched with three boys and two of them are now about to graduate from college. Gary D. Schmidt’s, … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Wars on a Middle Grade Monday

Holling Hoodhood is one of the most likeable male protagonists in the past 10 years. Gary D. Schmidt  brought to life this 7th grade boy from 1967 who learns much about life and family. Date of Publication: 2007 Word count: … Continue reading

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