Who Is Your Role Model? My father was the abuser, and my mother was Bipolar, so trying to find a role model as a kid was tough. It became even more challenging when I grew up and became a parent. Let me back up a minute. Life has been a whirlwind of ups and downs […]
MG Book: The Dented Head of Joey Pigza
New MG Book Review: The Dented Head of Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos The Dented Head of Joey Pigza is not the first book Jack Gantos has written for the MG market. His previous books include “Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key,” a finalist for the National Book Award, and “Joey Pigza Loses Control,” a finalist for […]
How Did Mom’s Words Get In My Mouth?
So Many Silent Promises: I Would Never Repeat Mom’s Words! I imagine you were very much like me growing up. You swore you’d never say the same ridiculous things to your child that your mother said to you. And yet, as much as I swore I’d never do it, there was more than one occasion […]