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NDG Bookshelf: ‘Bunheads’ is an inspiring book from a groundbreaking dancer

By Terri Schlichenmeyer These days, helping others is on point. It’s the best thing to do – not just for them, but for you. Everybody’s happy...

NDG Bookshelf: ‘Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You’re beat down. Tired, ready to rest, just plain done. So much racism, so many politicians doing so many things. You’re wiped, laid...

NDG Bookshelf: ‘We’re Better Than This’ is a great read for this time

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Things could always be worse. You didn’t sleep well last night, your day started earlier than usual, and traffic, ugh; then you forgot...

NDG Bookshelf: ‘The Awkward Black Man: Stories’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Right now, you’re living your best life. That’s all. It’s not complicated: you roll with whatever happens, and try not to worry; your...

NDG Book Review: ‘A Most Beautiful Thing’ highlights a sports milestone

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Either, or. The choice is yours: do you pick one thing, or take the other? Stay where you are, or reach for better?...

NDG Book Review: ‘The Shared Room’ is a tough, wonderful work

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Sometimes, things change in a minute. You look, and it’s one way. You look again, it’s different, and you didn’t even see the...

NDG Book Review: ‘Thank You for Voting’ is a timely read

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The checkmarks marched down the columns like hand-holding toddlers on a daycare outing. You cast your vote for this candidate. You liked what...

NDG Book Review: ‘One Year of Ugly’ is a fun read you can bank on

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The officer at the bank said “yes.” And there you were: the proud owner of something big, something you’d wanted your entire life....

NDG Book Review: ’55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Your last regular paycheck has come and gone. That was awhile ago, back before you were downsized / laid off / reassigned right...

NDG Book Review: The Business of Lovers

By Terri Schlichenmeyer How is it that there’s never enough money? No matter how much comes in, more goes out, even when you work hard, scrimp,...

NDG Book Review: ‘We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World’

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You put a lot of work into your sign. When you were done, what was once the side of a cardboard box suddenly...

50 diverse children’s picture books to include in your home and school library

Picture books are a wonderful way to start important conversations with your children about our world and the beautiful people in it. It’s important...

NDG Book Review: Grand: A Grandparent’s Wisdom for a Happy Life

By Terri Schlichenmeyer That little face holds so much expectation. You meet the eyes of your grandchild, and you know you have a big job ahead...

Are you ‘Ready to Rise’?

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You know you have it. There are all kinds of potential inside you but how can you actually use it? Says author Jo...

‘Clean Getaway’ by Nic Stone combines history and adventure

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Your next vacation could be the dream of a lifetime. It could take you to the beach, park, or the mountains, shopping or...

‘Beneath the Surface’ tackles the difficult subject of teen suicide

By: Terri Schlichenmeyer Three hundred sixty-five days. That’s the amount of time we all had last year: 52 weeks of 24/7, but your friend had 2019...

Delivered by Midwives is an informative package

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The mailman’s come and gone for today. He never brings you much anymore anyhow, just a few bills and a card sometimes; now...

‘Overground Railroad’ is just the ticket for a well-rounded history book

By: Terri Schlichenmeyer Your tickets have been purchased. Reservations were made in your name and all that’s left is packing. Yep, you’re heading out for the...

‘By and By’ tells the story of Charles Albert Tindley, the Father of Gospel Music

By: Terri Schlichenmeyer Every Sunday morning, you get to do your favorite thing. You get to sing. You know the words to all the songs without...

‘Maybe Dying is Like Becoming a Butterfly’ has wings

By: Terri Schlichenmeyer Grandpa knows almost everything. He knows why birds fly, he can whistle with his fingers in his mouth, he’s really good at putting...