How I Escaped the Domestic Violence Cycle

 How I Escaped the Domestic Violence Cycle

If you are reading this blog, it is likely that you know October is domestic violence month. And you probably know domestic violence normally begets domestic violence. But my story is different. With help, I was able to break the violent cycle.

While my father has been sober many years now, he is an alcoholic. He is a mean drunk who sometimes beat my mother. From a very young age, maybe around seven or eight, I understood that this was wrong. My mom confided to my older brother and me that she was considering leaving my dad. I encouraged her to do it. Is there anything right with this picture? No! No child should understand their mom would be better off without their dad at seven or eight years old.

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Little Miss History Travels to Mount Rushmore

Little Miss History Travels to Mount Rushmore

 

Little Miss History Travels to Mount Rushmore

Little Miss History Travels to Mount Rushmore by Barbara Ann Mojica is an educational and fun way to introduce children to history. Ms. Mojica is a historian and retired educator, and her love of history is conveyed effortlessly throughout the book. She brings life to the presidents memorialized in stone at Mount Rushmore, along with other related characters. The illustrations are well-drawn and match perfectly with the story being told.  Continue reading Little Miss History Travels to Mount Rushmore

New Yesterdays by Jim Wright

New Yesterdays by Jim Wright

I would classify New Yesterdays by Jim Wright as a YA alternate history time travel adventure. That’s a lot, but it fits. The main character, Jim, finds a time travel portal while exploring a creepy abandoned house. He’s transported from the 1960’s to the 1800’s.

New Yesterdays

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