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Peace, Love, Action!: Everyday Acts of Goodness from A to Z by Tanya Zabinski - Book Review

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By Tanya Zabinski, Ani DiFranco (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781946764478
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Published: Parallax Press - August 27th, 2019

I learned so many new things reading this gem! Filled with captivating profiles of peaceful activism and mindful living, the author presents an inspirational handbook for your young person’s inner advocate. What would you take a stand for? ~ Reviewed by Linda Then


Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds - Book Review

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By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438285
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019

Friends, foes, family, strangers, school buses, skateboards, bullies, and boogers. In his unique voice, Reynolds tells 10 different stories about what happens on the way home from school. With a brilliant balance of humor and gravity, this book tackles some pretty heavy topics with solid respect. ~ Reviewed by Linda Then


Words on Fire by Jennifer A. Nielsen - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781338275476
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2019

Words on Fire is an exciting historical fiction journey full of adventure, friendship, and harrowing escapes. Set during the Russian occupation of Lithuania, this story tells the tale of preserving one’s culture and language. As character Lucas states, “...our weapons today are cleverness, and courage, and words.” These words can easily be applied in the 21st century. They show that passion for a cause can make an impact. ~ Reviewed by Wendy Marie


The Ranger by Nancy Vo - Book Review

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781773061283
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Published: Groundwood Books - August 6th, 2019

This starkly beautiful tale reminds us of the intrinsic relationship between humanity and the natural world. More of a fable than a story, the ink and watercolor illustrations imbue it with equal eloquence. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden by Heather Smith - Book Review

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By Heather Smith, Rachel Wada (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781459821033
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - September 17th, 2019

Inspired by a true story, this is a beautiful and moving account of loss, love, grief, and recovery. Steeped in the belief that "words on the wind" have a healing effect, Mr. Hirota sets out to ease the grief of his entire village. A story that will resonate for all ages. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border by Mitali Perkins - Book Review

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By Mitali Perkins, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374303730
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 10th, 2019

Sometimes when you read border stories or immigration stories you get caught up in hopelessness, like you’re hearing about the aftermath of a tragedy. Between Us And Abuela is the kind of story that rejects tragedy with the force of the human spirit and goodwill. You close the pages believing we’re that much closer to all people being treated equally and that simple human goodness will win out. I love this book for its different angle and restorative value. ~ Reviewed by Dous Madany


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