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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


Lu (Track #4) by Jason Reynolds - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781481450249
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 23rd, 2018

We follow Lu in the last book of the Track series, as his changes include not being a full-time runner but is also doing the hurdles (which, of course, is a metaphor for his life), learning about his father’s past, his mother’s surprise pregnancy, overcoming bullies and fears he has. Not to mention the day-to-day issues of being an albino. Yet, Lu, while having self-confidence issues, also has a good hold on who he is. That is, until he starts to have the changes occur and he redefines himself. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Sunny (Track #3) by Jason Reynolds - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781481450225
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 26th, 2019

Sunny is the third newbie in the Track series. He is dealing with growing up in a non-traditional family, learning that love never dies and in fact, grow. Told in a diary format, Sunny’s story is a colorful and beautiful as his name. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Patina (Track #2) by Jason Reynolds - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781481450195
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 23rd, 2018

Book Two in The Track series finds us following the trials of Patina, the lone girl newbie. But not the only girl on the team. Dealing with the tribulations of being the new girl (and frankly as good, if not better, then the other girls), the poor girl in a rich school and the issues of family (she never forgets whose daughter she really is) and coming to terms with old and new friendships. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Ghost (Track #1) by Jason Reynolds - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781481450164
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

Follow Ghost as he learns how to run towards and not away from his troubles, the world and most importantly, himself. And as he learns that he is not alone in this world with finding out there are people out there that will give you tough love and literally hide you, they also make sure he learns who he really is. The first in The Track series. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Pursuit of Grouchiness: Oscar the Grouch's Guide to Life by Oscar the Grouch - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250304544
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Published: Imprint - April 9th, 2019

Are you one of millions of kids who asked, “Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?” and know you just have to learn every nugget of wisdom from the Master Grouch himself: Oscar? Then get his book on how to be a good... I mean bad... Grouch! This is obviously not your typical feel-good guide to life to get you through your day, but just the opposite so we who do not always want sugary sweetness will appreciate that sometimes you need to be a Grouch. But if you love being Grouchy, how can you not be happy when being Grouchy? ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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