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I pick up my sister and smell her baby smell. She rubs her eyes with her fists the way she always does when she's sleepy. Then she opens her mouth and puts it on my cheek. "Was that a kiss?" I ask. More
I'd rather stay with Ray than go onto the fourth grade playground where Laura and Allison stand so close that there's no space left for me.More
Master says Dave--that suits you. That's your name." He can call me whatever he pleases, tom or John or Will or Dave, no matter. I had another name once.More
By the Ginkgo tree I see three children wearing hats – one red, one blue, one yellow – and mittened hands already busy scooping, piling, dumping. They mound and carve and pat until they have a house around the tree trunk with one chair for each.More
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Etched in Clay wins the Ohioana Book Award!

Etched in Clay is the 2014 winner of the Ohioana Book Award in the juvenile catagory.

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Ohioana features Etched in Clay

Ohioana is featuring the 29 finalists for the Ohioana Book Award on their facebook page.

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Anna the Bookbinder is back!

If you are interested in a Kindle edition of Anna the Bookbinder, contact your library to see if they have a subscription to Starwalk Media Kids.  You can hear the book and follow along. 

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The Year of the Book selected by Suburban Mosaic

The Suburban Mosaic Book of the Year Program seeks to confront issues of racial and social justice and promote cross-cultural understanding through literature.