Book Review: One Crazy Summer

I wished I hadn't opened up that newspaper. I wished I could go right on thinking we were having breakfast, painting signs, and learning our rights. I wished I didn't know...

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Audiobook Reviews: December

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis, narrated by LeVar Burton:  This book is hilarious. We seriously spent most of the book laughing at all of the...

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Book Review: The Book Thief

"When death captures me," the boy vowed, "he will feel my fist on his face." The Book Thief, critically acclaimed, was recommended to me by someone I trust, and I promised her...

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Book Review: Backtracked

Freedom, that's the only thing I asked for.  The freedom to be myself, not the reflection of a memory. I picked up Backtracked by Pedro de Alcantara because (a) he's Brazilian...

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Book Review: Summer of My German Soldier

"It's truly extraordinary," he said.  "Who would believe it?  'Jewish girl risks all for German solider.'  Tell me, Patty Bergen--" his voice became soft, but with a trace of...

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Book Review: When You Reach Me

“Well, it’s simple to love someone,” she said.  “But it’s hard to know when you need to say it out loud.” That quote doesn't really encapsulate the main plot of When You Reach...

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Book Review: Flygirl

“If you’re colored you get the short end of the stick.  If you’re a woman, you get the short end of the stick.  So what do we get for being colored and women?” Jolene sighs. ...

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