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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...

Mary Monroe’s ‘Right Beside You’ is a perfect holiday read

By: Terri Schlichenmeyer You’re going to just be quiet now. You have things to say, but you’re not going to say them. Nope, not opening your...

NDG Bookshelf: Sulwe helps children be comfortable in their own skin

By: Terri Schlichenmeyer Other kids can be so mean. In your classroom, they call you names and whisper bad things. On the playground, they tease you,...

‘A Song for You’ offers a few secrets about Whitney Houston

By: Terri Schlichenmeyer You saw that coming. It was easy to anticipate because the signs were there. It was plain as day, couldn’t have been easier...

A Single Light is a fast-paced and thrilling horror tale

By: Terri Schlichenmeyer Just a little sniffle. That’s how it all begins: a sniffle, a sore throat, achy body, cough, you know the list....

‘Melania & Michelle’ offers a look at a position only a select few will ever hold

By: Terri Schlichenmeyer The chair you now sit in was once occupied by someone else. You are the second or fifth or forty-fourth to hold the...

‘One Day’ The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America

By: Terri Schlichenmeyer What did you do the last Tuesday in July? For that matter, what did you do yesterday?  If you’re like most people, you have...

‘Searching for Black Confederates’ is a book that no Civil War scholar should ignore

By: Terri Schlichenmeyer History is a big subject. And yet, each era has inside it a thousand little clues for people, places, and everyday life: clothes...

What you need to know before picking up this book

By: Terri Schlichenmeyer There are so many things you want to leave your children. Heirlooms will someday be theirs, obviously, but your gifts won’t be objects....
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