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Hi Desert Book Oasis

Digital or Paperback?

Digital books may be easier for you to read because of convenience. But when is the last time you read an actual paperback or hardback book? Allow yourself the pleasure of spending an hour browsing in a bookstore. Notice the different sections instead of gravitating only to your favorite interest.  READ MORE »

A new year begins

Happy Thanksgiving: Unions Shut Down Traffic to LAX

Airport Lines

First day of school in the High Desert has come and gone.  Our boy is going to a new school and everything has changed. A new schedule, new classes, and a lot more traffic. Our first day of school was akin to dropping someone off at the airport. There was lots of craziness being contained in a small space.

But things have settled down and we’re in love with the new school.

It’s a performing art school and our son is enjoying himself immensely. The curriculum is very different from a traditional school; however, that was the whole point of sending him to a different kind of school.

The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez. $11.54. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (October 25, 1999). 128 pages

The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez

Recently, he came home with questions about our family history. They were reading “The Circuit” by Francisco Jimenez in Language Arts class and he wondered if we had a similar history. Can you imagine my astonishment at his genuine curiosity about migrant farmers?

School hasn’t been in session for a month and I’m so glad we decided to send him there. He’s being inspired and driven to learn, which of course, makes it all worth it.

Now, if I could just get the boy inspired and driven to keep his room clean…

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