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Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson, one of today’s finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.
Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her... [Read more of this review]
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and... [Read more of this review]
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (October 8, 2013)
A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
“I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.”
When the Taliban took control of... [Read more of this review]
The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . .
BLORK. Or BLUURF.
Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like... [Read more of this review]
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney ~ Author/Illustrator
Boys don’t keep diaries—or do they?
An exciting and innovatively illustrated series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to.
It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing... [Read more of this review]
The Friendship Friendesha
Kiley loves spending time with her Granpa Gus. But these days he seems more interested in the strange machine he’s built to send messages into outer space. One day, while Grandpa Gus is dozing, Kiley beams out her own message. To her surprise, it is answered by the Friendeshans–the most pozzi-powered beings in the galaxy. And they’re... [Read more of this review]
Beth’s Birds by Deanna Klingel
Backyard nature is one of the first science experiences young children have. Getting them outside to play and interact with nature is an important step in nurturing a lifetime of enjoyment in the outdoors. Little Beth romps through her personal playground showing how she learns the proper names and characteristics of her bird friends. Her antics come... [Read more of this review]
Silent Voice by Barry Rudner
In his powerful and poignant new book Silent Voice, Rudner highlights the pandemic occurrence of autism, how it can afflict any child, and, like any malady, how it robs children of their youth, impacting families and communities everywhere.
The carefully crafted verses in Rudner’s compellingly illustrated picture book vividly reveal the horror of... [Read more of this review]
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