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  • STEM Tuesday-- Nuclear/Atomic Science-- Writing Tips & Resources
    STEM Tuesday– Nuclear/Atomic Science– Writing Tips & Resources
    January 24, 2023 by
      This month’s theme is nuclear/atomic energy. In searching for ways to bring the arts into STE(A)M, I found books for older readers that focus on the “politics” of energy and offer opportunities for activities. Certainly that is relevant in today’s world where what we know as good science is being questioned. It’s not new. Galileo went to prison because he said the earth rotates around the sun. Scientists make discoveries and then those discoveries go out into the world in various ways. Politics, religion, culture, and economics can influence their uses and interpretations. Each...
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  • Are You There Judy? It's Me, Melissa
    Are You There Judy? It’s Me, Melissa
    ***Exciting update!**** Everyone here at MUF is freaking out over news of the new film adaptation of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, slated for release in theaters on April 28, 2023. See you then, wearing shoes. AND NO SOCKS! Watch the Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret trailer here: Read Melissa’s full feature below on her love of Judy Blume: ********** Anyone who’s crossed my path knows how I feel about Louise Fitzhugh’s 1964 classic, Harriet the Spy. If not, I’ll tell you this: I’ve read the book at least 300 times, collect vintage editions, and have...
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  • Signed Books Make The Best Gifts!
    Signed Books Make The Best Gifts!
    December 8, 2022 by
    It’s that magical time of the year when eggnog is flowing, chestnuts are roasting, families are gathering, and that darn elf comes out of the box and onto your shelf—Good luck with those shenanigans.   It’s also the time of the year when we wrack our brain in search of...
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