Chris Crutcher may be my new hero. That’s probably a little strong, but I do love what he did with this book. I think I’ve said this before, but when I was growing up, my mom felt very strongly that kids should be encouraged to read and that one way to do that was to […]

I associate Idaho with several of my cousins who grew up in Eureka, Montana–the “nearby” mid-sized towns included Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho, in the panhandle. But Idaho also makes me think of Craters of the Moon National Monument, a volcanic site near the center of the state. And Picabo Street, the Olympic skier, who grew up […]

Since the premises (at least on the surface) of The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages and The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church are similar, it was interesting to read them so close together and to take note of similarities and differences between the two. On the surface, both books have as […]