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School Ship Tobermory by Alexander McCall Smith - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399552618
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2016

Ben and Fee are homeschooled by their marine scientist parents on a submarine. Things change and they are send to a floating school for sea-going students and try to find out why mysterious ship is following them. A great new middle grade series by Alexander McCall Smith. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell


Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316384933
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 21st, 2017

I devoured this book in 1 sitting! A seamless story of a biracial teen who discovers a buried body on her family's property from the Tulsa riots in the 1920s. A powerful statement on race relations, meticulously researched and timely with the Black Lives Matter Movement. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell


The Silver Gate by Kristin Bailey - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062398574
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 10th, 2017

A fun quest story that also challenges how we thing about folks with developmental delays. Elric wants to protect his "halfwit' sister from being sold into slavery. Wynn thinks they are fleeing to find the fairyland of her mom's stories. Full of adventure, twists and turns. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell


Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062443410
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Published: Walden Pond Press - May 30th, 2017

My favorite book of 2017! A beautiful story full of magical realism, childhood and the confusion of growing up. Jinny has lived on Orphan Island all her life when a boat comes to take her away. Her refusal sets off a chain reaction that affects everyone on the island. Compelling and thought-provoking. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell


The Pants Project by Cat Clarke - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781492638094
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - March 7th, 2017

Liv has felt like he's lived in the wrong body since elementary school. When his new middle school dress code forces him to wear a skirt, he campaigns to change the policy and to find his public voice and gain acceptance. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell


Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time by Tanya Lee Stone - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780553511468
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - February 14th, 2017

62 million girls are not in school. Tanya Lee Stone digs deep into gender inequality with personal and inspiring stories of girls persevering against remarkable odds to gain an education. A fantastic primer for girls wanting to make a difference in the world. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell


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