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We Are Water Protectors

by Rita Plush |

Inspired by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s 2016 public rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline that was polluting their region’s water and sacred burial grounds, “We Are Water Protectors” is a heartfelt cry to safeguard the earth’s water from harm.

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Long Island Migrant Labor Camps: Dust for Blood

by Rita Plush |

Mark Torres, Nassau County resident, labor and employment attorney and advocate for nonunionized workers, sheds a grim light on both local and national governments who either turned a blind eye to the migrants’ plight, or were unaware of the injustice done to those who had but few advocating for them.

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“The Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island,” by Linda Frank

by Rita Plush |

In “The Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island” (affectionately dubbed “Fred” by islanders), she gives World War II background information – party-line phones, the Palmer method, and Rosie the Riveter – to set the story in its time and place. Who knew that “German U-boats had been regularly sighted off the coast of Long Island”?

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“The Magical Bird Beach of Long Island”

by Rita Plush |

Jauron has done a fine job making youngsters (and their parents) aware of this part of Long Island’s natural world and how important it is to treat its inhabitants with respect. After all, she says, “Many hard decisions on the environment will be up to them, and unless they value nature and its diversity, preserving our planet will be in jeopardy.”

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“Beach – Fire Island 79″

by Rita Plush |

“Beach – Fire Island 79” Nonfiction by Robert Bonanno Fire Island Pines Historical Association   Last year, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Pines’ party that set the high water mark for all parties to come, Robert Bonanno, … Full Story