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James Charles Kavanagh (1850-1922)

I added a new page on James Charles Kavanagh, who was a financier and former postmaster. He lived at 885 Chilco Street from 1911 to 1913. 37 more words


Review: The Sky Painter by Margarita Engle

The Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Aliona Bereghici (InfoSoup)

Told in verse, this nonfiction picture book celebrates the life and work of Louis Fuertes. 348 more words

Book Reviews

Remember the Boring Dime Sociable?

Today, we continue our biographical series featuring the people Laura Ingalls Wilder lived with and wrote about. Our focus this timeĀ is on Charles H. Tinkham. 618 more words

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Book Review: The Narnian

In The Narnian, Alan Jacobs wanted to write a biography of C. S. Lewis, but not one that brought out a lot of extraneous details of his life. 1,493 more words


Why Black Girls Should Become Ballerinas

Ballet is a form of dance that attracts few African Americans. Two African American ballerinas would like to change that and both of them wrote books. 251 more words

Nonfiction Monday Round-up

Mick Jagger

“Mick Jagger” by Philip Norman
(First publication: 2012 / This edition: Harper Collins 2013)
Taken a little over a year ago; on a coffee break with the “Greatest Hits” compilation CD…
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Harper Collins