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The Giver of Stars
Books on books
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The Giver of Stars

THE GIVER OF STARS What a joyful New Year’s celebration to wildly and enthusiastically recommend British writer Jojo Moyes’s latest book, “The Giver of Stars.”

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The Underground Railroad
Authors of color
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The Underground Railroad

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD Is it true that Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad “traces the terrible wounds of slavery,” as Michael Schaub wrote

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Freedom Soup
Children’s early and middle readers
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Freedom Soup

FREEDOM SOUP Just in time for New Year’s Day celebration is another great picture book from Candlewick Press. Freedom Soup is proof that the publishing

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Wild at Heart
Animal stories
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Wild at Heart

WILD AT HEART, MUSTANGS AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE FIGHTING TO SAVE THEM I reviewed Terri Farley’s book back in August of 2017. This is the

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City of Thieves
Book Club
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NOVEMBER

City of Thieves – David Benioff; November 9, 2020; 7:00 PM; Zoom City of Thieves – David Benioff; November 9, 2020; 7:00 PM; Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88378726420

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The Thanksgiving Visitor
Autobiography/Memoir
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The Thanksgiving Visitor

The Thanksgiving Visitor My annual reading of Truman Capote’s beloved story, The Thanksgiving Visitor, a tale of the spirit of giving, is my bellwether that

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How to Catch a Mole
Autobiography/Memoir
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How to Catch a Mole

HOW TO CATCH A MOLE How to Catch a Mole is the surprisingly enchanting memoir of a molecatcher. A what, you might ask, molecatcher? Like

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Don't Skip Out on Me
Fiction
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Don’t Skip Out on Me

DON’T SKIP OUT ON ME Don’t Skip Out on Me by Willy Vlautin is the chosen book for 2019 Nevada Reads. It is the second

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Just Because
Children’s picture books
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Just Because

JUST BECAUSE How many of us who have children in our lives remember people telling us, “Enjoy them while you can because they grow up

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Wild Blueberries
Autobiography/Memoir
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Wild Blueberries

WILD BLUEBERRIES It has been a long time since a memoir has brought me such laughter and warmth. Peter Damm, now a resident of Berkeley,

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My Grandma and Me
Children’s early and middle readers
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My Grandma and Me

MY GRANDMA AND ME – Unlearning Otherness one child at a time. Picture books have, for me, become a passion. As much as their stories

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