58 Cent Thrift Store Find Sells for 40k!

[wonderplugin_video iframe=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB6YheRWoo4″ lightbox=0 lightboxsize=1 lightboxwidth=960 lightboxheight=540 autoopen=0 autoopendelay=0 autoclose=0 lightboxtitle=”” lightboxgroup=”” lightboxshownavigation=0 showimage=”” lightboxoptions=”” videowidth=600 videoheight=400 keepaspectratio=1 autoplay=0 loop=0 videocss=”position:relative;display:block;background-color:#000;overflow:hidden;max-width:100%;margin:0 auto;” playbutton=”https://gingergarrett.com/wp-content/plugins/wonderplugin-video-embed/engine/playvideo-64-64-0.png”]Here’s a wildly true story, and what I tell the kids I mentor about the power of owning your story. This is the reason I wrote NAME TAGS & OTHER SIXTH GRADE DISASTERS (Carolrhoda, […]

Let Me Send You a Gift!

I’ve been sending cards and notes like crazy during the pandemic. Why? Because I read a study that when we receive a note in the mail, our body releases oxytocin, the same hormone that we feel when we get a hug from a friend. And since we aren’t getting a lot of hugs right now, […]


When twelve-year old Lizbeth has to start sixth grade all over again at a new school because of her parents’ divorce, she gets stuck sitting with the Weirdos. She’s also forced to wear a name tag until everyone learns her name—or makes up a new one for her. Meanwhile, all her plans to reunite her […]

9 Novels for Kids Who Feel Like Outsiders

The Last Monster    by Ginger Garrett When thirteen-year-old Sofia discovers that she is the Guardian to ancient monsters that still roam the earth, unseen and unloved, she faces the ultimate choice. Will she find the courage to love the very ones that the world would like to forget? And can these forgotten creatures of legend […]