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THE GLORIOUS GAME OF BASEBALL: A METAPHOR FOR READING AND WRITING by Margo Sorenson

Play ball!  Baseball season is almost here, the great rite of spring! The cheering of the crowd, the smack of the ball landing in the catcher’s glove at 98 mph, the fragrant aroma of Fenway Franks or Dodger Dogs, the thrill as we watch our favorite player crush a ball and send it soaring over […]

A Reading Life: A Travel Map To Acceptance by Margo Sorenson

“Tomorrow, we’re wearing just our slips to school.  If you want to be in our secret club, you have to come to school wearing only your slip, no dress,” my new fifth-grade classmate said, her eyes shifting back to the other girls standing behind her. I mean, really!  Who would believe this, even for a […]

RETRO REVIEW: MISTRESS MASHAM’S REPOSE BY T.H.WHITE

What kid, after reading GULLIVER’S TRAVELS, didn’t secretly dream of discovering an abandoned, forgotten colony of Lilliputians?  This happy circumstance befalls Maria, an engaging ten-year-old orphan, heiress to the vast, but now-decrepit, estate and palace of Malplaquet (modeled on Churchill’s Blenheim Palace), somewhere in post-World War II England.  Maria’s nasty governess and guardian, Miss Brown, […]