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Summer Reading

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Caroline Grant is LM's Literary reflections editor and writes, Mama at the Movies.
Caroline has an essay called, "Summer Reading" in the latest issue of Motherverse.

I don't see Ben working to read, although he's been interested in
books and letters since he was a baby. We used to leave a couple
boardbooks along with the stuffed otter and doggie in his crib,
waking some mornings to the sound of him chattering and turning the
thick pages. We called it his morning book group. When he was two,
he got interested in what Tony and I did at our laptops hour after
hour, and he'd asked to type words, too; I still have some of these
files, long lists of his favorite words in giant blue font: "Mama!
Dada! Ben! Cookie!"


Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.


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