February 24, 2018

Jackie Robinson Movie ’42’ is a Great American Story

Jackie Robinson movie '42'

By Julie Samrick “Post World War II, life in the United States was returning to normal and baseball was proof positive that democracy was real,” opens the narrator of “42,” the new biopic of Jackie Robinson’s career as the first black professional baseball player. Fittingly, the film was released on Friday, April 12th, on what… Read more

“Wonder” Is a Must-Read for Kids 9 and Up

wonder by RJ Palacio

By Ann Van De Water Every once in a while, I read a book that I feel compelled to recommend to all my friends. Wonder by RJ Palacio is one of these books.  I can’t imagine anyone NOT loving this book.  It has been on many Best Books of 2012 lists, including NPR’s Best Books of 2012… Read more

Brass Monkeys Book Review by Sel Richard


Brass Monkeys by Terry Caszatt A rollicking adventure about a student in a school being overtaken by boring teachers, Brass Monkeys is a ride that your child will surely enjoy.  Reminiscent of Percy Jackson with a plethora of unique characters and fast-paced plot twists, Brass Monkeys is a page turner filled with exciting action, fierce… Read more