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Disney Pixar’s ‘Coco,’ Not Just for Kids

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For the past few years, Disney has been turning our favorite classic stories into live-action films.  These revivals remind us that sometimes, kids movies aren’t just for kids. In theaters this holiday season is Disney Pixar’s Coco, a beautifully animated film that takes place in Mexico. Lucky for us, the companion book Coco: A Story about Music, Shoes, and Family, has been released for us, as well! Twelve-year old Miguel Rivera just wants to be a famous musician, like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz, the most famous musician and film star in Mexico’s history. But Miguel’s family has a generation-old ban on music, and tell him to focus on the shoe-making shop that family runs, instead. A desperate attempt to prove his musical…

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Walking in Carrie Bradshaw’s shoes

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We’ve known Carrie Bradshaw for almost twenty years, have followed the ups and downs of her turbulent relationships, her writing career, and her long-time friendships. We’ve learned where she came from, and how she first found her way to New York City. We’ve envied her escapades, her trademark wit, and of course, her wardrobe. More than anything else, Carrie Bradshaw is known for her style. And her style all comes down to her shoes.   Readers first fell in love with the character of Carrie Bradshaw in the pages of Candace Bushnell’s 1996 book, Sex and the City. Carrie truly came to life, though, in the HBO series that ran from 1998-2004, where she was played by Sarah Jessica Parker.…

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