Moana

Disney has done it again! They have created a spectacular princess movie that features great characters, unforgettable songs, and a thrilling plot, all while teaching about a culture of the world. Moana is a teenaged Polynesian princess who sets off on an adventure to save her people when their island is threatened. She runs into … Continue reading Moana

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them-The Movie

Calling lovers of all things Harry Potter. Although our beloved hero and his friends don't make an appearance in this highly-anticipated movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them explores aspects of the Wizarding World that were unknown to the Muggle (non-magic) population until now. We join Newt Scamander on his travels to collect and learn … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them-The Movie

Prepare to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan 16, 2017

If you are unfamiliar with or hope to teach young people about Dr. King’s values and his leadership in the non-violent struggle for equal rights, I have put together just a few of the many resources we have for that purpose. DVD's  Selma [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures, Pathé and Harpo Films present; produced by Christian Colson, Oprah … Continue reading Prepare to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan 16, 2017

Case Histories, by Kate Atkinson

  Kate Atkinson has ten bestselling books, but for this week’s Five Star Friday selection, I’ve returned to an old favorite, Case Histories, that introduced cop-turned-private investigator the adorably irritable Jackson Brodie. True to mystery form, Brodie’s tough exterior covers a hurt and haunted heart.  He’s eking out a living in Cambridge with cases that range … Continue reading Case Histories, by Kate Atkinson