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About savvywriter

Writer, blogger, lover of Snoopy

I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism

Most of us are pretty good at finding ways to ignore things that we don’t want to see or hear… but for people with autism, it can be harder to ignore things. All the sights and sounds around them come rushing into their brains like a giant wave. Continue reading

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Fly High! The Story of Bessie Coleman

Fly High! The Story of Bessie Coleman  tells the story of Bessie Coleman the first African-American woman to receive a international pilot’s license. It is a wonderful book for children, as it teaches the important lesson that no matter where you come … Continue reading

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Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

“In the 1940s there were other big band entertainers who were very popular, such as Louis
Armstrong and Count Basie. They were leaders of male bands. The International Sweethearts
of Rhythm was one of the very few all-female bands at the time. Women were discriminated
against.” Continue reading

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Japanese Celebrations: Cherry Blossoms, Lanterns and Stars!

I love the cherry blossoms that bloom every year in Washington, D.C. – and so does the rest of America! That’s why I’m reviewing  Japanese Celebrations: Cherry Blossoms, Lanterns and Stars!, a great picture book that tells of many Japanese traditions, … Continue reading

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STORY PAINTER: The Life of Jacob Lawrence

STORY PAINTER: The Life of Jacob Lawrence tells the story of the artist Jacob Lawrence, born in 1917, Jacob, known as “Jake” grew up during the Great Migration, the largest migration of African-Americans to the North, since the days of … Continue reading

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Tiny Thinkers: Charlie and the Tortoise

Charlie loved being outside with the animals and plants, with birds that tweet and trees that dance. Continue reading

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The first Jewish U.S. female Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, grew up seeing injustice and grew up determined to fight against it. Her story is told in the children’s picture book “I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Makes Her Mark.” … Continue reading

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