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Bella and Bean, by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, is a beguiling tale that reminds us there is perfect poetry to mismatched friends.
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Aileen Leijten
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do what you love and enjoy your life!

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. drawing-painting-crafting

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Fresh whole wheat bread with butter

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I spread myself too thin

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A large sunny space with all the possible art supplies available, and oceans of time.

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March 01, 2010

To me, the word history mostly evokes long gone, far away events. However, this past year we have been fortunate enough to hear the word combination ‘history in the making’ more often, especially in relationship to our new president, Mr. Obama. We often forget that ‘history in the making’, also happens every day, in small workspaces all around Brooklyn. Behind those brick walls artists and writers plug away, creating books for our children. Some of these artists are women. March happens to be Women’s History Month and I am most fortunate to be part of a local celebration of recent history. But, I don’t want to forget... see more

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