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Angel Limb started her public broadcasting career in 1988 as the receptionist at WEDU Public Television in Tampa, Florida, her hometown. With degrees in Art History and African-American Studies from VCU, she came to WCVE Public Radio in 2003 as the writer and eventual announcer and producer of Artsline, WCVE’s daily arts and cultural events broadcast. Besides Artsline, Angel writes reviews for books she likes for ideastations.org.

A confessed bookaholic, Angel created the “Book Angel” persona who distributes free, age-appropriate books to children and young adults at select WCVE events.

​When not working, Angel enjoys Scrabble, walking, reading, literacy projects, international film, and travel. She completed her life goal to set foot on each of the 7 continents in March, 2009 in Vung Tau, Vietnam. With 56 countries under her belt, Angel’s next goal is 100 countries visited by age 75.

Articles by Angel Limb

Rikki the Golden Retriever: The Hardest-Working Dog in Therapy

It has been said that dogs are man’s best friend, probably because dogs are intelligent, funny, and loyal. Some dogs also have a discerning, compassionate personality that benefits humans on a deeper level. Julie Strauss Bettinger’s book, Encounters with Rikki: From Hurricane Katrina Rescue to Exceptional Therapy Dog, tells how hurting people found strength in a therapy dog whose only fee was hugs and baby carrots.

Big-Hearted Intention Abounds in Wide – Open World

Most of us have imagined embarking on a months-long adventure to exotic places, exchanging our familiar routines for immersive living beyond our comfort zones. Television producer, director, and writer John Marshall lived the dream in 2010 as he, his wife, and their two teenagers traveled and volunteered for six months in a few countries. Marshall’s 2015 book, Wide – Open World, is a plain-spoken, no-indignity barred account of his family’s good and bad experiences of low-budget travel and high-intention goals of helping others abroad while renewing their familial ties.

Sit. Stay. Read. Plumdog is Plum Fun

In 2012, Emma Chichester Clark began chronicling the life of her dog in the Plumdog Blog, an illustrated, often cheeky diary in the voice of Plum, her black “…whoosell, a whippet mixed with Jack Russell and poodle.” Plumdog, Clark’s 2015 book, captures all the fun of the blog and is a delight for dog lovers with its engaging illustrations and text that describes a year in the life of London’s busiest, funniest and most world-wise dog.

Sit. Stay. Read. Plumdog is Plum Fun

In 2012, Emma Chichester Clark began chronicling the life of her dog in the Plumdog Blog, an illustrated, often cheeky diary in the voice of Plum, her black “…whoosell, a whippet mixed with Jack Russell and poodle.” Plumdog, Clark’s 2015 book, captures all the fun of the blog and is a delight for dog lovers with its engaging illustrations and text that describes a year in the life of London’s busiest, funniest and most world-wise dog.

Two Children’s Books to Enjoy and Share

Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay, written by Elaine Ann Allen and illustrated by Kelli Nash, is an age-appropriate and fun way to introduce young children to the marvels of the Chesapeake Bay and its wildlife, infrastructure, and history. With the curious Olly the Oyster who is looking for adventure, children discover that following the current leads to many wonders big and small. With interactions with Mr. Snail, Mrs. Blue Crab, and others, Olly learns about the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem in language that is informative and friendly.

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