From the movie To Kill a Mockingbird This was the first time I have read this Pulitzer prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. I had thought because I had seen the movie To Kill a Mockingbird as a child, the book covered much the same ground. I was so wrong about that. As is almost always … Continue reading To Kill a Mockingbird Book Review
Darlene Foster, a Canadian published writer of many children’s books, is recommending my new book, Torn Between Worlds.
Welcome to What’s That Book, sharing book recommendations from readers and bloggers. Today’s guest reviewer is Darlene Foster.
Title: Torn Between Worlds
Author: Nancy Blodgett Klein
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
What’s it about? A story about a 12-year-old Mexican girl who, with her father, comes to the United States illegally, in search of a better life. Isabel´s sixth-grade teacher suggests she keep a journal, where she can pour out the feelings she used to share with her mother. She encourages her to take the newspaper home to improve her English and learn about world events and politics. Isabel is horrified by the events that take place on September 11, 2001 in the US, witnesses a political demonstration in Oaxaca, Mexico where people are killed, and is forced to flee to Madrid, Spain to keep her and her mother safe from…
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"There are only two kinds of people in the world. The Irish and those who wish they were." Before retiring to Spain with my hubby Rick, we lived in Ireland together for more than one year. While working as a database administrator for a big Chicago bank, Rick had heard about an opportunity to transfer … Continue reading Life Lesson 18: There is Something Special about the Irish
Torn Between Worlds Billed as Hot New Release on Amazon.com.uk Dear blog followers, Just want to toot my own horn for a minute to let you know that Amazon.com.uk has identified my new novel Torn Between Worlds: An illegal immigrant's journey to find herself as a "Hot New Release" in Hispanic American Literature! Even though … Continue reading My Book is Hot New Release!
I have an Instagram account that I use to keep up with what our two sons and other family members are doing. It’s really fun to see photos or short videos of family and I look forward to their latest posts on Instagram, especially since none of us can be together because of the pandemic. … Continue reading Lesson Life 17: Beware of Online Imposters Posing as Big Stars
My self published book is on sale on Amazon Have you written a book but cannot figure out how to get it out into the world and into the hands of readers? Well, there is a way to do it that doesn't involve agents or big-name New York City publishing houses. You can self-publish your … Continue reading Getting Your Book Published
The Nazi planes bombing London during WWII New Covid-19 cases in the Valencian Community are the highest in Spain, according to the local newspaper. They are higher even than in Madrid! Alicante province, where we live, is one of three provinces in the larger Valencian Community. The other two are Castellón and Valencia. I am … Continue reading It Feels Like Wartime
Hello blog readers! If you like the content on my blog, I bet you will like my new book too. It's coming out this Monday, February 1st. A short description of my novel appears below, as does a link for how you can order it. Currently, the book is only available in electronic version. But … Continue reading My Novel to Be Released Feb. 1st.
--Dedicated to children all around the world It was an awful, horrible, terrible time when we couldn't say, "Let's play!" When we had to stay home, all alone, with no one to talk to. How can a tiny bug keep us all away from fun, away from sun, day after day? Mommy is crabby all … Continue reading The awful, horrible, terrible time
Be proud of me, y’all. I got the plumber to come unplug our bathroom sink (pictured) – in Spanish. Now, I admit that I wasn’t starting from scratch. This plumber, a nice guy named Domingo, has worked on our apartment before. We found him through our friend Valeria. Valeria coordinates work on the apartments and … Continue reading A bigger tool by Kathy Tullos