Category Archives: Historical

Ron’s Big Mission

This week has been celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing on the moon by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. But what you may not know is there are other astronauts that have also done … Continue reading

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Freedom’s Gifts: A Juneteenth Story

Today commemorates another Juneteenth observance. If you’ve never heard of the holiday, there is no time like the present to learn! Set in 1943 Texas on a hot summer day, Freedom’s Gifts: A Juneteenth Story, by acclaimed author Valerie Wesley, tells the … Continue reading

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A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women

A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women  is a fantastic picture book that tells of the many historical achievements made by women in America. It is a great book to read to young girls and boys alike. The … Continue reading

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Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

It’s almost President’s Day, which is the perfect time to review of THEE I SING: A Letter to My Daughters by former president Barack Obama. The book honors many historical figures who made a difference in America, and more importantly it is a … Continue reading

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A Child of the Civil Rights Movement

A Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young-Shelton, tells the story of the civil rights movement with mention of Dr. King, and the role he played, as seen through her then four year-old eyes. Young-Shelton, the daughter of … Continue reading

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Nobody Owns the Sky

 Today is National Aviation Day, which began in 1939 to celebrate aviation and the birthday of aviation pioneer Oriville Wright. Other great aviators in history include Amelia Earhart, Howard Hughes and Charles Lindberg, whose daughter, Pamela Paprone wrote Nobody Owns … Continue reading

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Waiting for Pumpsie

In the eight inning, with the Red Sox down two to one, the first batter hits a single. The man on the radio says, “Now running at first base… Pumpsie Green.” Continue reading

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