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Saints (Boxers & Saints #2) by Gene Luen Yang - Book Review

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By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator), Lark Pien (Inked or colored by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781596436893
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2013

Saints is the second book in the two book graphic series, Boxer & Saints While it is shorter than Boxers, it still packs a lot of story. We see how Four-Girl (later Vibiana), the unwanted fourth-girl of her family, defies the odds by living and dealing with a strict, old-school Chinese family ruled by her Grandfather. We even see how her story connects with Boa’s in Boxers. A tie-in with Joan of Arc brings this story into the Christian story of the Boxer Rebellion. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Book in the Book in the Book by Julien Baer - Book Review

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By Julien Baer, Simon Bailly (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823442430
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Published: Holiday House - January 8th, 2019

When Thomas wanders off while spending a day on the beach with his family, he finds a book about a boy named Thomas who is having a day on the wintery slopes. He too, wanders off and finds a book about a boy named Thomas who is a having a day out in outer space.... How long will this go? And will Thomas get back to his family? Like the story itself, the illustrations are an imaginative adventure. They bring to life a familiar tale, with some unfamiliar elements. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane Bauer - Book Review

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By Marion Dane Bauer, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763678838
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Published: Candlewick - September 4th, 2018

Bauer combines science and spiritually. Both story and art create a beautiful way of showing the science of art and the art of science with poetic text and art. The illustrations are bold, rich, deep, abstract and a hit to the gut. The colors blend, melt, splatter and roll off the page. They are dark, with the right amount of light when and where needed. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662835
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Published: HarperTeen - May 7th, 2019

I adored Acevedo's debut novel-in-verse, The Poet X, and eagerly snatched up her next novel. It might seem scandalous to read about a young teen mom, but Emoni pushes against the unfair stereotypes and villainizing of those girls. Like the protagonist, this story is both strong and vulnerable, and a positive narrative about women making their own choices and their own way in the world. Like The Poet X, this book has a high page count but short and quick chapters. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Sweety by Andrea Zuill - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780525580003
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - March 26th, 2019

Everyone just wants to feel like someone understands them. Sweety is no exception. This oddball naked mole rat is in search of an oddball friend. Zuill writes with compassion and humor about Sweety, who just wants to know she is not the only oddball out there. ~ Reviewed by Necole Zemp


They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera - Book Review

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$10.99
ISBN: 9780062457806
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Published: HarperTeen - December 18th, 2018

The title is not a misnomer. Each night Death-Cast calls those who have 24 hours or less to live. On September 5 Mateo and Rufus get such a call. Journey with each as they try to evade the impossible, make peace with what will be, and try new experiences knowing the end is close. Silvera will leave you wondering, could the end have been different if Mateo & Rufus had made different choices? ~ Reviewed by Necole Zemp


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