Instead of writing about a kid’s book I have read and would like to recommend, let me list some titles I recently “inherited” for my Little Free Library.  I want to read ALL of them (literally a whole car full–hatchback, back seats and floors, front seat passenger side), but cannot pick where to start. The following from the first batch look promising. Have you read any of these? Let me know where I should begin.

The Circuit by Francisco Jiminez

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr

For Your Eyes Only by Jonne Rocklin  Catherine Br

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdich

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink



Author: Rae Longest

This year marks my fiftieth year in AAUW (American Association of University Women). The Alvin chapter was begun in 1947, and as a new, green teacher to Alvin Independent School District, I joined in 1968. In the 80's we began a book group to share our love of reading, books,and fellowship with other women and girls who loved the same. We resurrected the group on-line in September of 2015. Eventually Powerful Women Readers folded as an on-line book club, but I kept the title and turned it into a blog. (See "Introduction,"first blog). This is my first experience at blogging or publishing anything and is becomes more fun with each blog post. I have just completed 30 years of teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This is after three years at Alvin Community College, and twenty years as a junior high teacher—total 50 years .Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog. As of December, 2019, I have ended my career at UHCL. I am still teaching in my Home town of Alvin, TX, located on the Texas Gulf Coast at two different locations. I’m just not being paid for it!


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