A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

https://www.amazon.com/Few-Red-Drops-Chicago-Race-ebook/dp/B073XBTX4F/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=a+few+red+drops&qid=1559524944&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=a8936e5b9b1b6787c060286642db5822&language=en_US As a lifelong Chicagoan, I'm surprised that I had never learned of this time in the cities history. In all honesty, we haven't come too far in race relations, and I think this book paints a picture of how things were and help kids try and change the way things are today.  Chicago was … Continue reading A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

https://www.amazon.com/Prairie-Fires-American-Dreams-Ingalls-ebook/dp/B0727NC3NN/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=150NWJIOU4ED1&keywords=prairie+fires+laura+ingalls&qid=1577326327&sprefix=prairie+fires,aps,168&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=vikiacad-20&linkId=0f8f42690a21f2e385c69f2d6f841815&language=en_US The real (long 500 page) story behind the stories. Including the fact that sadly Rose Wilder was not a typical person, i.e., Professional Libertarian Fascist Child Abuser.  Laura and Almonzo fumbled their way through life (as we all do) and had the biases of their time. As we all should have realized the Little … Continue reading Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Escape from Aleppo

Oh, my heart. Aleppo and all of Syria has faded from the US newscasts, and that is bordering on criminal when you dive into the situation there. Nadia and her family live in an Aleppo and are attempting to leave the country as the war near them escalates. As they are going Nadia is frozen in … Continue reading Escape from Aleppo

Kindle Oasis Review

I've had my new Kindle Oasis for approximately one week. So far I'm a big fan. After the opening the box and heading over to the manage my device page at Amazon I giggled a bit at Jennifer's seventh Kindle. We're a big family of readers. Here is our Kindle history:1. The original Kindle- I … Continue reading Kindle Oasis Review