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memories of the ’80s – Just as Long as We’re Together by Judy Blume

The late 1980s offered another memorable coming of age novel from Judy Blume: Just as Long as We’re Together. Narrated by 13 year old Stephanie Hirsch, the storyline focuses on the numerous changes that are happening in her life – … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume

Author Judy Blume put a little of herself in this poignant novel of the mid ’70s: Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself. The story begins with 10 year old Sally, who moves with her brother, parents and Grandmother from New … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Hey Al by Arthur Yorinks, illustrated by Richard Egielski

For picture book fans in the late 1930s, this award-winning book made an impression with the vivid storytelling in Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks and illustrated by Richard Egielski. The story by Yorinks focuses on a man named Al, and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Castle by David Macaulay

In the late 1970s, a picture book was given the Caldecott Honor, and created a world within walls in┬áCastle by David Macaulay. The author’s premise was to reveal how a Welsh castle was built during the late 12th century. The … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume

Bestselling author Judy Blume continued to publish popular books with the release of Tiger Eyes. The young adult novel focuses on Davey Wexler, which as the book opens, has attended her Father’s funeral. Adam Wexler has died after being shot … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

In the early 1970s, author Judy Blume kicked off a series that would become a favourite for decades with the novel Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. The book introduces two characters: brothers Peter and Farley Hatcher, the latter who … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

In the late 1980s, Indian author Salman Rushdie, who had established his literary career after the publication of┬áthree novels, published his most controversial book The Satanic Verses. Rushdie based the book on a disputed Islamic tradition that verses were to … Continue reading

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