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I got my first taste of L-O-V-E in 1995. Grapes of Wrath stole my sixteen-year-old California-girl heart. I was like, “You go, depression-era workers!” In their honor, I turned my back on land-owning cheats, even ones still alive. It wasn’t hard. Growers were white and old and grumpy. Field workers—mostly Hispanic—had Maná and La Macarena on their side. I was down, ese’.

Have you ever been a fan of someone famous? I don’t mean a passive admirer. I mean a real fan. The kind of hardboiled fan who studies a particular celebrity’s work and devours the tidbits about that celebrity’s life with a sort of endless zeal that frankly is reserved for stalkers.

Encouraging Young Readers
Ryan Jo
Summers

What sort of books do you like to read? Classics? Best sellers? Mysteries? Thrillers?  A ‘Brand name’ author? Non-fiction? Military? Historical? Poetry? How about graphic novels? The list of reading material is as far-reaching as the sands on a beach. In fact, when it comes to reading, the world is your oyster.  So what about the younger readers within your circle?