"Today is my birthday. Today I am fifteen. Today I buried my parents in the backyard." So begins Lisa O'Donnell's novel about two sisters who find their parents dead and, instead of reporting it, decide to keep it a secret until they can make it on their own.
Everyone from the Vikings to 18th century British sailors swore that a pint of spruce beer kept away scurvy. While that may not have really worked, you, too, can capture the essence of your Christmas tree in a glass.
The Grammy-winning band is known for mixing music styles and writing lyrics about immigration, violence and other issues. But now it's turning to kid-friendly fare: songs about trees, germs, even a moose on the loose. Band member Jiro Yamaguchi talks about the band's new album, Ozomatli Presents OzoKidz.
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