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Other Words for Home

On the surface, Other Words for Home is about Jude’s move from Syria to America with her mother. It beautifully portrays Jude’s love of Syria and her heart break over leaving. I felt every bit of her pain as she’s forced to leave behind her Babba and her older brother who is fighting for change […]

The Miraculous

The Miraculous is about 11-year-old Wunder, a self-proclaimed miracologist. From a young age, Wunder has believed in miracles and kept a notebook full of extraordinary stories. Then his baby sister dies at only 8 days of age and his mom goes into a major depression. Wunder’s belief in magic disappears. Because how can miracles exist […]

CRISPR and… Science Literacy Week!

In celebration of Science Literacy Week, Annick Press is doing a giveaway! Enter to win a copy of CRISPR and a virtual classroom visit with yours truly! Annick Press has been awesome at helping me get the word out about CRISPR. They are a marketing machine! I don’t like being behind the camera but they […]

CRISPR and CORONAVIRUS

As I write this post, we still don’t really know. But here are some ways scientists are using CRISPR to fight the coronavirus that causes Covid-19: 1. TESTING As I mentioned in my brief post titled CRISPR and COVID, the first test for Covid-19 using CRISPR was approved for use in the US by the […]

CRISPR and SPACE

Sound like something from a low budget science fiction film? Maybe. But let’s take a look at what kinds of changes might be necessary for humans to be able to live happily ever after somewhere far, far away.  BECOMING ALIEN There are lots of things we’d have to consider in adapting ourselves to life on […]

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