Indie Corner Questions for Cordelia Lee

1. Have you ever gotten “reader’s block” and how did you get through that? Whenever I have reader’s block, and depending on the story time and subject-matter, I would either give myself a break and return to reading later, or I would just stop reading it completely. 2. How did […]

Indie Corner Questions for Alice Berman

1. Have you ever gotten “reader’s block” and how did you get through that? I definitely pause sometimes when I’m reading a book if I don’t feel incredibly drawn in. I’ll return to it, but if it happens again, I honestly usually put a book aside in favor of another […]

Heart to Beat by Brian Lima MD

Gift Guide Book Suggestion #4 Book Summary: Success is not reserved for the smartest or most talented—it’s earned by those who want it the most. Heart conquers all and the triumphant always go all in, never settling for anything less than their best effort. As a leading heart transplant surgeon, […]

Rosa by Barbara de la Cuesta

Gift Guide Book Suggestion #3 Book Summary “There were little sins and big sins, and if you committed too many little sins you were more likely to go on to the big ones. Some sins you did in your mind and then, sometimes, you went on to let yourself fall […]

The Baseball by James Flerlage

Gift Guide Book Suggestion #2 Know a baseball or sports fan in your life? The Baseball by James Flerlage might be the prefect gift. Book Summary: Landon Myers is a retired pediatric oncologist who spends his days diagnosing the ills of his young grandchildren’s stuffed animals while scheming up new […]

Adjustments: A Novel by Will Willingham

Gift Guide Book Suggestion #1 Book Summary: By turns thoughtful and hilarious (even, inexplicably, both at the same time), this deeply Midwestern book quietly unfolds a vision for how to navigate in a world where we can’t always resolve things. It begins with an old man’s call to the insurance […]

I AM Manifesto by SB Hilarion

Book Summary: A book of 366 mantras or affirmations to raise and encourage the self-esteem and self-belief of children (plus adults), told through the eyes of young siblings Hao Finley Lee and Sabine Yi Lee. Written in the form of a journal and calendar, there is a mantra for each […]