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Challenge Day: The Boy in the Corner

The boy hunched in an empty corner of the gym while the rest of the seventh and eight grade sprint-walked across the floor to join two Challenge Day leaders in an impromptu dance party. Ever...
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Love, Ish

Hello Mixed-Up Readers! I’m excited to bring you this fun interview (and GIVEAWAY!) with Karen Rivers, author of Love, Ish.  But first, a little-ish about the book.   Amie: Welcome to the Fi...
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A Lucky List o’ Books for St. Patrick’s Day

If my children ever develop green-food-coloring allergies, it will be St. Patrick’s fault. That’s because on St. Patrick’s Day, I float green shamrock Lucky Charms marshmallows on top of my ...
From the mixed-up files of · 1W ago

Interview and Giveaway with Science Author Patricia Newman

I’m so excited to welcome Author Patricia Newman to the MUF blog today. She writes SCIENCE books!  YAY! Patricia (middle) is shown here with Lilian Carswell (L) and Brent Hughes (R).  Photo ...
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Celebrating National Pi Day with books about PIE!

Unless you live on another planet, you probably know that tomorrow, March 14 — 3/14 — is National Pi Day. The Greek letter Pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ...
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What Would President Julie Do?

My nine-year-old daughter and I have a game we play during car rides where we pretend to host a radio talk show. I do the voices of Frank and Joe and sometimes Wanda–don’t ask. My daughter d...
From the mixed-up files of · 2W ago

How to Pay Tribute to Your Favorite Authors When They Pass Away

Over the past year, my husband, Matt, a music lover, has been hit hard by the death of some of his favorite rockers. From David Bowie to Prince, I have watched him glued to the computer scre...
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Girls Playing Sports!

Hello Mixed-Up Filers! Hope all of you are well since my last post sometime last year! Missed all of you! But, I’m sure you had a great time with all of the wonderful new contributors we hav...
From the mixed-up files of · 2W ago

The True Value of Sensitivity Readers

Sensitivity readers used in the publishing of multicultural books have been in the social media conversation recently.   A sensitivity reader, sometimes called a cultural consultant, reads a...
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HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER!

This year is the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (Atheneum, 1967). I’ll bet the majority of people stopping...