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Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution So, I actually won a copy of this book on a Goodreads giveaway (Find me on Goodreads here  – I’m addicted…

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The House of Tailors by Patricia Reilly Giff Goodreads: Endless tiny stitches, button holes, darts. Since she was tiny, she’s worked in her family’s dressmaking business, where the sewing machine…

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winnie the pooh

A.A. Milne was the author behind the world’s most lovable literary bear, Winnie the Pooh. Born in 1882 in London, Milne was the son of a schoolmaster.  Milne was on the front lines during World War I in France but was eventually discharged for illness. It’s been recently discovered that Milne was a secret propagandist writer for Britain during WWI {Check out the letters here}.  Apparently, he wrote stories of success of British soldiers to keep up the morale of his countrymen during a horrific war. Because he saved the letters, we are able to see his important role as a writer to his home country.

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