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Star "Star" Reviewer: Anita Lock

Anita Lock Anita Lock is a woman of many hats: a wife to a wonderful husband, a mother of three awesome children, a grandmother to an amazing, little granddaughter, and a long-time educator in varied degrees (pun intended!). "Starting with a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Library Science, I have chosen to use my skills to educate others, particularly youth. Whether a preschool teacher, home educator, teacher's aide, tutor, music instructor, DJ, and now book reviewer, my goal remains consistent: It is imperative that I provide tools to help others succeed in life. One tool I have found to be most effective is books. Essential in building language skills for the very young, books are also replete with stories of self-awareness for all ages. You don't agree? Well, let me explain. You may remember learning in school about identifying an author's purpose: an author writes books to describe something, explain something, or to entertain. Now if readers are engaged in the whole experience of reading books and, thus, true to themselves, then they will be aware that books affect readers in one form or other. It could be as subtle as, "Huh. I didn't know that," or impressionable, like, "Wow! I can't wait to read the next in this series!" At least this is my hypothesis, and I'm sticking to it!! All that being said, my plan is to capture the essence of each story and then efficiently translate this into writing so that YOU, the reader, will be motivated to expand your reading sphere."

  1. Amelio, Jamie C. & Adam Snyder. Graced With Orange: How Caring for Cambodia Changed Lives, Including My Own

  2. Dabson, Karen Mocker. The Muralist's Ghost

  3. Daly-Lipe, Patricia. Helen Holt: Memoir of a Servant Leader

  4. Drury, Shannon. The Radical Housewife: Redefining Family Values for the 21st Century

  5. Hanner, Eloise. Posted in Paraguay

  6. Hare, Lisa. No Dogs or Indians

  7. Hartley, Pamela. The Seasons of a Giant

  8. Higgins, Lisa Verge. Random Acts of Kindness

  9. Horn, Betsy. A Little Touch of Cancer and How it Made Me Well: One Woman's Travels Through Ovarian Cancer

  10. Kaufman, Wendi. Helen on 86th Street and Other Stories

  11. Meredith, Lizbeth. Pieces of Me

  12. Perez, Mary A. Running in Heels: A Memoir of Grit and Grace

  13. Sharma, Ritu. Teach a Woman to Fish

  14. Stahl, Marion A. Be a Hero: Anita's Piano

  15. Vanek, Eugenia Poporad. Bonnets to Boardrooms

  16. Wurth, Erika T. Crazy Horse's Girlfriend


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