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Reading Journal
Sunny Solomon

Reading Journal No. 12

READING JOURNAL NO. 12   –  BIJOU, THE GEM BENEATH TAHOE DARK. Todd Borg, a resident of South Lake Tahoe, is the author of the award-winning Owen

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Dan Erwine

The Name of the Star

Maureen Johnson’s latest YA novel, adds a few new wrinkles to the expanding mythology of Jack the Ripper. The myth-making began in 1913, just 25

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Authors of color
Ann Ronald

Hidden Figures

HIDDEN FIGURES: THE STORY OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN WHO HELPED WIN THE SPACE RACE I have always argued that equal education for all should be

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History
Neal Ferguson

Act of War

Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo As we have learned since 2001, if we didn’t know

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Fiction
Donna Buessing

The Orphan Master’s Son

The Orphan Master’s Son is a book of adventures taking place in the repressive totalitarian regime of North Korea. While that may seem to herald

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Reviews
Ann Ronald

Deadbeat Dams

Deadbeat Dams The subtitle of Daniel P. Beard’s whistle-blower expose, Deadbeat Dams, indicates the breadth and depth of his piercing analysis—“Why We Should Abolish the

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Business
Ann Ronald

Essentialism

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Self-improvement books follow a fairly predictable formula. First, the tone must convey can-do enthusiasm. Anyone who reads a particular

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This 'N That
Sunny Solomon

Summer Horse People

I just finished reading Lord of Misrule and it proves what I’ve known since I was a kid: nothing beats a good horse story. The characters

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Golden Slippers
African American Writers
Sunny Solomon

Langston Hughes – A poet for BLM?

GOLDEN SLIPPERS: An Anthology of Negro Poetry for Young Readers Poem: Youth Poet: Langston Hughes (1901 – 1967) Editor: Arna Bontemps Publisher: Harper & Row

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Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

Great Ghost Stories

Nipping at the heels of the word “summer” are the words “summer camp,” and not long after comes the word “campfire,” and it’s a no-brainer

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