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Newbery-Winning Storyteller Kelly Barnhill Writes to Be Read Out Loud
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Newbery-Winning Storyteller Kelly Barnhill Writes to Be Read Out Loud

by Naomi Krueger

Storytelling, especially big stories told aloud, is at the heart of Kelly Barnhill’s experience as both a reluctant reader and the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon. From her self-proclaimed “weird, odd imagination,” she spins captivating tales of witches and swamp monsters, wrestling with multi-layered themes of justice and courage, truth and falsehood. […]

Corie Weathers: Honoring Sacred Spaces in Marriage
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Corie Weathers: Honoring Sacred Spaces in Marriage

by Terri Barnes

Military and first-responder couples often experience intense, life-changing moments while apart from each other. Married for 17 years and veterans of multiple military deployments, Corie Weathers and her Army chaplain husband, Matt, call these unshared experiences “sacred spaces.” Corie’s message, based on her own vulnerable story in her book Sacred Spaces: My Journey to the Heart of Military Marriage is helping couples around the world learn to love each other with new eyes. […]

Readership of One: Wisdom Books Share Words of Love
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Readership of One: Wisdom Books Share Words of Love

by Terri Barnes

One heart speaking to another doesn’t require a publisher, book tour, or notch on the bestseller list. Well-chosen words and stories carry the assurance of love. They share knowledge and reveal the ties that connect family and friends to the world and to each other. Whether in the form of advice for a life milestone, photo collection, or a legacy journal, a personalized wisdom book communicates love and belonging, and can make a difference, even to a readership of one. […]