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The Water Princess by Susan Verde - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780399172588
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2016

Based on the life of Gerogie Badiel’s life, this book shows the journey some women and children take every day. They travel unbelievable amounts of miles to get only a few gourds of water to cook, clean and bathe in. This is not something people did "once upon a time" in a land “faraway” or in some dystopian land of fiction. This is happening today. Despite the tragic nature of why they must take this journey, this is a sweet story about a young girl and her hopes and dreams. Classically Peter Reynolds, the illustrations tie it all together. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming - Book Review

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780525646549
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - February 11th, 2020

Comprehensive biography of Lindbergh that could be appreciated by readers of all ages. While Lindbergh's heroics brought unheard-of adulation, and the kidnapping and murder of his son earned him huge sympathy, his open embrace of Nazism brought him scorn that he subsequently struggled to overcome. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures by Noelle Stevenson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062278272
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Published: HarperTeen - March 3rd, 2020

A memoir that hits the highlights and summarizes Stevenson’s life. This is a journal to us and to author. It is a scrapbook. It is a look back at memories that are still being processed. From 2011 to 2019 Stevenson takes us on a strange, beautiful, self-centered (but not necessarily selfish), realistic journey. While they do not go into extreme details, they explore their rise to fame, their successes, their failures, going to art school, jobs (paying and not), websites that launched their work, about living on their own and with roommates, much is dealt with about their mental health and finally finding love when they did not think it was possible. Aimed for ages at least 14 to adult due to concepts more than context. A fun but not easy ride. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Chirp by Kate Messner - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781547602810
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 4th, 2020

An honest and powerful book that should be in every bookstore and school library. The parallels between the cricket farm and a woman's experience in this male dominated world were unexpected but worked for the story. Kate Messner does an excellent job of creating an engaging story, while also sharing words of wisdom that the intended audience (Middle-grade) can understand. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1) by Cassandra Clare - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781481431873
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 3rd, 2020

If you loved the Infernal Devices, you will adore this book. You can expect plenty of action, mystery, and romance in this latest installment to the shadowhunter world. Jem, Will, and Tessa play a major part in this novel, but you're also introduced to a new group of strong characters; all with different backgrounds, ethnicities and sexual orientations. Even if you haven't read a single shadowhunter book before, you can still enjoy this read without too much difficulty. I can't wait to see where this series goes! ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow Series #1) by Margaret Owen - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250191922
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 30th, 2019

A strong YA fantasy with a well-developed magic system and engaging characters. Perfect for readers who want a more mature young adult read, while keeping some of the well-loved tropes. Can’t wait to continue on with this series! ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


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