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A Drowned Maiden's Hair by Laura Amy Schlitz
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Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri
Ghetto Cowboy
by G. Neri (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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LOVE THIS BOOK! It has it all. That's all I'm going to say. Accept that everyone -- everyone should read it.
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Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes
Bronx Masquerade
by Nikki Grimes
read in July, 2014
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Love this book. Eighteen voices in one classroom, given a challenge to have open mike nights and read poetry. The way the author reveals the characters, giving them reason to connect, is masterful. So much heart and wisdom in this book.
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The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson
The Great Greene Heist
by Varian Johnson
read in July, 2014
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A witty, funny caper. Think Ocean's Eleven for middle graders. Engaging dialogue and characters. A really fun read.
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The Wolverine Way by Douglas H. Chadwick
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West of the Moon by Margi Preus
West of the Moon
by Margi Preus
read in June, 2014
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Betsy Bird's short list for Newbery contenders. A compelling story of sisters interwoven with Norwegian folk tales. A story about the choices we make and what we're open to in difficult circumstances. The author lets bad things happen to her main cha...more
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Nightingale's Nest by Nikki Loftin
Nightingale's Nest
by Nikki Loftin (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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Betsy Bird's shortlist for Newbery contenders. The author was gutsy in her telling. She didn't flinch from the tough stuff. There's a lot of struggling in this story, balanced with real imagination and images.
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Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord
Half a Chance
by Cynthia Lord
read in June, 2014
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Love how the author used the loons -- what their different calls mean -- to echo the themes in her book. Loved the ending.
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