YA Eco Mysteries, Memoirs, Novels & Travel
Why Women Marched for All Americans
Why would an old grandma like me be marching down the street in the middle of thousands of protestors, in the middle of winter, in the middle of downtown Birmingham’s National Historic Civil Rights District? Because it is my responsibility to be there for my children, my grandchildren, for Americans from every walk of life, every race, every creed, every persuasion. Because it is my privilege to lend my support to the Women’s March, a worldwide protest in support of:
- They Marched for Civil rights and Civil Liberties for All (Boris Datnow)
A dozen pairs of eyes fix me, challenging me to do something really interesting.
And so I begin, "How would you like to go on an amazing adventure that will last for your entire life?"
Hands shoot up, wave in the air.
“Great! Then I'm going to show how to become an Eco Detective.”To launch the program, I present the students with eco mysteries to solve. Read More...
It is my pleasure and honor to introduce Laurie Chandler as my guest blogger. In the summer of 2015, Laurie Chandler became the first woman to solo paddle the entire 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail, at the age of 53.
She holds degrees in Biology and Forest Productivity from Albright College and Duke University and worked for many years in the field of forest genetics. A lifelong learner, Laurie returned to Kutztown University in 2001 to study elementary education and is now pursuing a second career in special education at her local K-8 public school. After moving to Maine in 2003, she began exploring the lakes and rivers there in her first kayak and discovered a new passion, wilderness paddling. Embracing a simpler life, Laurie now lives in her parents' log home in Bremen, Maine, within four miles of five lovely lakes. She has two grown and freshly-independent children living in Virginia, a daughter who is a graphic designer and a son who is a firefighter. Life is good and every day is a gift. Read More...
On a cruise around the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and Labrador, my husband and I feasted on fresh cod: fried for fish and chips, sautéed in butter, patted into fish cakes, marinated in lime juice for ceviche, and dried and salted into fish jerky.
With Cod Fisherman at Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia Read More...
Travels with Claire and Boris Datnow
Imagine slurping down thick, steaming-hot Dutch green pea soup on the deck of a luxury liner, gliding between sheer granite cliffs billions of years old. The sun, streaming down from a rare cloudless sky, mirrors the reflections of jagged peaks and snow-filled valleys in the calm water of Prince Christian Sound.