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  • Interview with Jackson Bostwick, Captain Marvel in the Shazam TV series
    Interview with Jackson Bostwick, Captain Marvel in the Shazam TV series
    Hello Mixed-Up Filers! We’re in for a real treat today! Growing up, Saturday morning TV was an event. I woke up early to watch all the cartoons and shows for kids, and one of my favorites was Shazam! Well, I’m excited to say that I recently I got the chance to speak to the Captain Marvel from that series, Jackson Bostwick! So, please help me welcome him to Mixed-Up Files! Hi Jackson, thanks for joining us today! JR: To start with, how did you first get into acting? JB: I never thought I was going to be an actor when I was in college. I was in pre-med. My dad was a neurosurgeon and I was in pre-med at the University of Alabama. My major was Biology, minored in Physics and Chemistry, could’ve triple minored in Psychology and if you’d have told me I was going to be an actor in my life, I’d have said you’re a damn fool. I...
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  • STEAM Team Books
    STEAMing Up Your 2021 Bookshelf!
    January 7, 2021 by
      Looking for some great new STEM/STEAM (Science, Technoloy, Engineering, Art and Math) and titles to add to your classroom or library this year? Look no further than STEAMTeamBooks!   What is STEAMTeamBooks? A group of 40+ children’s authors who are passionate about all things science and technology and have...
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  • January New Releases!
    January New Releases!
    January 1, 2021 by
    Well, we made it! On this first day of 2021, let’s take a look at some new middle-grade releases coming out this January–from memoirs to graphic novels to youth immigration stories. Hope 2021 is filled with these and many other good books for you to read! Oh My Gods! by...
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  • Diversity in MG Lit #23 Dec 2020 Holiday books
    Diversity in MG Lit #23 Dec 2020 Holiday books
    December 25, 2020 by
    When it comes to holiday books for kids European and white American versions of the holiday are easy to find. Here are a few new and more diverse offerings to put you in the holiday spirit. Nicholas the Maker by Brian and Josie Parker. Here’s a little gem of a...
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  • The Month of Best Book Lists!
    The Month of Best Book Lists!
    December 17, 2020 by
    It’s nearing the end of 2020 (finally!), and that means the best book lists are starting to roll out. Here are some great lists of middle grade books published this year (including some from our very own MUF bloggers)! National Science Teaching Association Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12...
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