Maya and Me: A Love Letter

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” ~ Maya Angelou When I was in 3rd grade, in a small rural elementary school in North Carolina, our teacher, Mrs. Thomas, read to us each day after gym. We would come into the room, our […]

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Lioness Rampant, and How Tamora Pierce Became One of My Feminist Icons

“I believe in deeds, not words.” –Tamora Pierce, Alanna: The First Adventure I was twelve when I first stumbled upon Tamora Pierce’s writing. I’d initially picked up the book because, at the time, I was big into horses, I saw one on the cover and thought it seemed right up my alley. What started out […]

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