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Understanding Evil: Jem and Scout in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird     To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most celebrated books of the twentieth century. Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for this masterpiece. Published in 1960, an entire adult generation was affected by this book. To Kill a Mockingbird affected the United States with Read more…

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    “Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and Read more…

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A lion and tiger make a liger, so what does a horse and zebra make?         What’s brown and black and white all over? The zorse! Zorses are one of the world’s many cross-breeds, but this one is very peculiar. Another name for zorses is a zebroid. A zebroid is any animal Read more…

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The River of Life     “Bilbo used to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary.”        Frodo, The Fellowship of the Ring       Bilbo Baggins had a very consistent way of life, but when Gandalf Read more…

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The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien is an amazing book. The Hobbit was published on September 21, 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. The book remains popular and is recognized as a classic in children’s literature. Because Read more…