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Give Thanks for Creative Bug

When I think of the word Thanksgiving, the first thing that comes to mind is FOOD. With food comes family, friends, football, and a day to be grateful for all life has to offer. The fourth Thursday in November is also a time to welcome loved ones, yes even that weird uncle who wears sweater […]

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Another Graphic Novel Triumph for Raina Telgemeier!

Guts is an outstanding book, plain and simple–which should surprise no one who has read any of Raina Telgemeier’s other graphic novels (Smile, Drama, Sisters, Ghosts, etc.). This San Francisco-based writer and illustrator has a true genius for getting under the skin of elementary school students, who lurch from classroom to cafeteria to playground to […]

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National Video Games Day

Happy National Video Games Day! One of my earliest memories was being six years old, and getting a Gameboy on Christmas morning in the early 90s, I would spend HOURS playing and failing at games like The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Super Mario Land, Frogger, Paperboy, and eventually Pokémon Red Version. I’m proud to […]

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