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Tahoe Jade
Fiction
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Tahoe Jade

Tahoe Jade, an Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller is back. A summer read with ties to Lincoln, Stanford, and yes, Lake Tahoe. Finally, it’s here! Summer

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Too Small Tola
Authors of color
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Too Small Tola

Too Small Tola shares something with children worldwide. Too Small Tola, by Atinuke, is close to the perfect storybook for early readers. One thing children

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Grim Honey
Poetry
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Grim Honey

Grim Honey You do not need an MFA in English to read  Jessica Barksdale’s latest collection of poetry, you need only to be among the

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Overground Railroad
African American Writers
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Overground Railroad

Overground Railroad The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America My selection for Black History Month, 2021, was Candacy Taylor’s Overground Railroad.

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The Clockwork Crow
British Authors
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The Clockwork Crow

The Clockwork Crow, first in a new series by Catherine Fisher. I feel on pretty sure ground when reviewing children’s picture books, but lacking a

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Sylvie
Autobiography/Memoir
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Sylvie

Sylvie – A graphic memoir and a story for the whole family. I am always a bit wary of reviewing any book, fiction or nonfiction,

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Drysalter
Poem by Poem
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Drysalter – Poem by Poem

DRYSALTER – POEM BY POEM The Poem  — Hymn to the Faces.   Hymn to the Faces A wall of photographs from nowhere, overnight gallery

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Known and Strange Things
Reviews
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Known and Strange Things

KNOWN AND STRANGE THINGS   If a picture is worth a thousand words, then my two photos of Teju Cole‘s collection of essays, Known and Strange

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Golden Slippers
African American Writers
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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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Morning in the Burned House
Poem by Poem
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morning in the burned house

MORNING IN THE BURNED HOUSE The Poem: February by Margaret Atwood Winter and time to eat fat and watch hockey. In the pewter mornings, the cat,

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The Prince of Frogtown
Autobiography/Memoir
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The Prince of Frogtown

THE PRINCE OF FROGTOWN The Prince of Frogtown is Pulitzer Prize-winning Rick Bragg’s third memoir. The first, All Over But the Shoutin‘, was written in praise

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The Last Secret
Reviews
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The Last Secret

The Last Secret  Secrets. Be honest, don’t we have a few things that, for whatever reason, we’ve never told another person? Well, Nora Trimble Hammond,

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Pax
Animal stories
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Pax

PAX What? Another kids’ book? Well, yes, and no. Two things compel me to pick Sara Pennypacker’s Pax for my next review. First of all,

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