Young Adult

Fiction
Brandy Burgess

The Marvels

THE MARVELS “You either see it or you don’t,” is the motto that binds together the plot of The Marvels. Written and illustrated by Brian

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Film
Joanne Mallari

After the Shot Drops

AFTER THE SHOT DROPS Randy Ribay delivers a morally complex narrative in his new young adult novel. After the Shot Drops follows the story of

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

girlchild

GIRLCHILD I am of two minds as I write this review of tupelo hassman’s girlchild. I admire this novel enormously, but I found its content

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Brandy Burgess

Uprooted

Uprooted Naomi Novik’s novel Uprooted is what fantasy films are made of.  The story follows Agnieszka, who fears that the mysterious wizard known only as

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Autobiography/Memoir
Brandy Burgess

Brown Girl Dreaming

BROWN GIRL DREAMING Each day a new world opens itself up to you. And all the worlds you are. . . . . .gather into

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Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

Brown Girl Dreaming

Award-wining author Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming may have been published for middle and young adult readers, but this is a book for every reader,

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Fiction
Brandy Burgess

Ostrich

“And that’s when I understood what Miss Farthingdale had meant… We don’t have a future in English because there’s no such thing. It was just

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Children’s early and middle readers
Susan Cornfield

Rebels of the Kasbah

Rebels of the Kasbah – Book One of the Red Hand Adventures The Rebels of the Kasbah is a tale about the basic human needs

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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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Reviews
Susan Cornfield

The Scar Boys

“And I’m Harbinger Robert Francis Jones, the king of darkness and despair… and we…are the Scar Boys!” Is Harry “Harbinger” Jones’s name a crystal ball

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Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

Steinbeck’s Ghost

If ever there was a family read, Steinbeck’s Ghost is it, a reminder to parents that a great number of books marketed to young readers

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Children’s early and middle readers
Joanne Mallari

When Did You See Her Last?

When Did You See Her Last? All the Wrong Questions To stop publishing Lemony Snicket—now that would be an unfortunate event. Fortunately, Little, Brown and

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