Brad Meltzer’s ‘I Am Oprah Winfrey’ Teaches Children to Love Themselves [REVIEW]

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Oprah gets the cartoon treatment in Brad Meltzer’s book I Am Oprah Winfrey. (Illustration by Chris Eliopoulos)

While Oprah Winfrey may be a household name to those of us who grew up watching her talk show every afternoon, children may not identify her as readily. But all that is about to change, because now she is the 25th hero featured in bestselling author Brad Meltzer’s “Ordinary People Change the World” series of biographies for kids, illustrated by cartoonist Christopher Eliopoulos.

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Isabel Allende’s ‘The Japanese Lover’ Is A Timeless Tale Of Forbidden Love [REVIEW]

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A budding romance is forbidden in Isabel Allende’s THE JAPANESE LOVER. (Photo by Lenora Good, Flickr)

Many of us remember our first true love, the one who helped shape us into the person we are today. In Isabel Allende’s latest novel, The Japanese Lover, she weaves a story that captures the true essence of that first romance: from its initial excitement that enthralls the senses, to its buoyant passion, and finally to its devastating, heartbreaking end. Read more of this post