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Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz by Michael Bornstein - Book Review

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$12.99
ISBN: 9781250118752
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Published: Square Fish - January 15th, 2019

In this harrowing, poignant story, we learn the history of Michael Bornstein and the unforgettable story of his father's bravery, his mother's unconditional love, and Michael's incredible survival as one of the youngest children to survive Auschwitz.
Shocking yet moving, this true story of survival broke my heart and in many ways, mended it back together again with its uplifting messages of resilience in the face of evil, hope in the face of loss, and determination in the face of destruction. ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781626728691
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Published: First Second - March 6th, 2018

Twenty-nine (thirty if you count the author) women are highlighted in this graphic novel. Some names we know (Mae Jemison) and others maybe not so much, but all of these women have somehow broken the barriers of patriarchy, color, sex, women’s health, and even gender. Meet Arab rappers, concubine empresses, dancers, authors, and more. Thirteen and up is the targeted audience due to sexual references and language. But adults, please read it, too! ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington by Michelle Markel - Book Review

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By Michelle Markel, Amanda Hall (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062441096
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 22nd, 2019

Leonora Carrington wanted to do the unthinkable: she wanted to be an artist. She painted on walls, paper, almost anything and created the most imaginative, non-traditional pieces of art. Markel creates a great age appropriate story and introduction to an artist that many may not know. She captured the bohemian, non-proper, surrealistic world of Carrington. As does the illustrator with art reminiscent of Carrington herself. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett - Book Review

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By Mac Barnett, Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062393449
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 21st, 2019

The Important Thing about Margaret Wise Brown is that Barnett created a book that that must experienced. It will bring strong emotions to the forefront. It is illogical in its logic. This is not a biography, though it is. It does not take you from point A to point B smoothly. It is one long, unique poem. It talks about how good books are not always for everyone. And that they are not always about things that some people “think books should be about” and especially not books “for children.” Dare I say this book is a book of philosophy? Dare I say that it is a straight forward story about things, people, places, a person, events and so much more, but you will wonder about everything due to the twists, turns and sidebars taken. And Jacoby’s illustrations play with color and form just like Barnett does with the text making the two the perfect combination. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Titan and the Wild Boars: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer Team by Susan Hood - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062907721
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Published: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2019

If you watched the news during June and July 2018 you know much of Titan and his Wild Boar teammates story. Twelve boys and their coach were trapped in a cave for 18 days. However, Hood and Sornhiran’s story is more centered around the feelings and the boys themselves. You also see the divers of the rescue teams, other people behind the scenes and have a more personal relationship with the story. The afterwards give you many of the facts that you would have seen on television and read about but bring them together in one place to tie everything together. Phumiruk’s illustrations bring the story alive. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander - Book Review

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By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

A poetic look at the history of blacks in this country. Covering from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to Phillis Wheatley to Billy Holiday to Ella Fitzgerald to Duke Ellington to Jessie Owens to the Williams sisters and contemporary names such as Tamir Rice. Not to mention the fact he mentions the unknown men who fought and died in/for the Union and those who were brought here as slaves. There is passion and no holds bar telling from Alexander. The afterwards gives more details about the people seen and talked about. There is a lot given in very few words. There is a lot of punch per word for your money. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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