Just like TV back in the 50s and 60s, Saturday mornings are reserved for kids. In that respect, here is a recommendation of a kids’ book:

Today’s book, Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women, which was originally in my classroom library back in the 70s, now resides in my LFL (Little Free Library) in my yard. Unfortunately, probably no one will “borrow” her because her cover is torn off (thus, no picture of the cover LOL).

Cornelia Meigs’ biography of Louisa May Alcott answers our questions about Louisa’s life: Did “Beth” die? Was there a Laurie?What happened to Louisa after she published her book?

This is the true story of the famous authoress and the book that was reportedly based on her family and her life. it is good reading.

Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."


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