And since most of them were over the period of multiple books and I can’t remember specific titles, this is just a list of things without any commentary at all. But I think it says something interesting about my childhood, and I wonder what books teach kids these lessons nowadays. Since a lot of them are useful things to know.
9. Staging a full-blown musical
8. Traditions of the other faiths and cultures
7. Living in New York City (or really any large city with a relative measure of savvy involved)
6. Divorce and blended families
5. Learning disorders
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