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We had a regular patron at the library who was for a long time living with her cats in her car. She was friendly and open about it, so we all knew. When staff members started bringing the situation up to me, asking if there was something we should do, I kept saying we should stay out of it. She hadn’t asked for our help, so we should leave her alone. She did want a library card, though–a sticki...

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Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
"This was read upon the recommendation to put it alongside Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me and I would heartily agree. I have now been able to read two visceral and very real experiences of America that are starkly different from my own..." Read more of this review »
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Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
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I listened to this on audio (which Vance reads himself) and could not turn it off. It's politically relevant, but more than that, it's an excellent memoir. It shines a light into a particular life and community but is in so many ways a coming-of-age ...more
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Around the Way Girl by Taraji P. Henson
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I love when I pick up a memoir about someone who I know nothing about and find myself quickly sucked into a whole new world. Henson performs the audio version of her memoir, which ranges from interesting to touching to laugh-out-loud funny.
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Ghost by Jason Reynolds
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This is the kind of sports book I can get behind. I listened to a big chunk of it on a long run, and it was good company and motivation. Between this and As Brave as You, I'm realizing I've been missing something not finding Jason Reynolds' books soo ...more
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Freedom Over Me by Ashley Bryan
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Thanks to the Newbery Committee for drawing my attention to this book I'd missed. One of the most affecting picture books I've read in a long while.
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As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds
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Stands happily alongside great kids' summer vacation novels like Gone-Away Lake and The Penderwicks. Laugh-out-loud funny, and it also made me cry. Guy Lockard gives an outstanding, expressive performance on the audio version, which I highly recommen ...more
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A Poem for Peter by Andrea Davis Pinkney
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"Thank goodness for teachers. Thank goodness for friends."
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Leave Me Alone! by Vera Brosgol
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"The void on the other side of the wormhole was very dark and very, very quiet."

The goats were totally right--the red ones are the best.
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The Infamous Ratsos by Kara LaReau
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I didn't expect this funny to to also be so sweet.
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We Are Growing! by Laurie Keller
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On repeat readings, I more and more love how this story resolves itself by the protagonist realizing the solution to his existential dilemma lies in sweeping up the recently severed pieces of himself and his friends. I mean, you can't let the lawn mo ...more
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Adrienne Furness Thanks! It was pretty exciting. :) I see you're reading a lot of picture books and books about picture books. I hope you're thinking about making some.


Aijung I was looking through the Caldecott Award page and discovered that you were on this year's committee! wow, congratulations! I need to check out those winning books.


Victoria Simcox Hi Adrienne, thanks for adding me, best wishes for the holiday season. Victoria Simcox ")www.themagicwarble.com


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