Wildwood By Colin Meloy; ill. by Carson Ellis Balzer + Bray, 2011 560 pages Not long after I graduated from college, my employer assigned me a business trip to Portland, Oregon. I was feeling city-starved, and Portland was high on the national radar as a hip urban area, so I was excited to go. I … Continue reading Wildwood

Anna Banana and Me

Anna Banana and Me by Lenore Blegvad; ill. by Erik Blegvad Aladdin, 1985 32 pages In many ways, I wasn't raised to be a leader, or to be adventurous. I grew up in a conservative environment, surrounded by traditional ideas of femininity. My parents generally laid down tighter limits than my peers' parents did - … Continue reading Anna Banana and Me