Semi-retired children's librarian with 40 years experience. Also science fiction, fantasy, history, technology. Collect Tolkien and Bujold. I have lived most of my life in Indiana and know a lot about basketball. I am also probably the leading expert on cryonics in the state.
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J.R.R. Tolkien, Lois McMaster Bujold, SF, fantasy, Newbery Award books, basketball, cryonics, nanotechnology, children's literature
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Autism, American history, Simon Winchester, Vietnam
"My number 1 favorite Newbery Award winner and one of the great books by an African-American. I think most children will relate to it, because every child is discriminated against, merely for being a child. I think this book generates empathy for..."
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