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Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
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The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson
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Way Below the Angels by Craig Harline
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I loved this book. It's the often-times hilarious memoir of the author's two years in Belgium, serving as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). The book would be good for people who want to understand w ...more
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Loved this MG book about an African-American family in Flint, Michigan, in 1963. The family is warm and funny. I loved the main character, Kenny. I loved reading about the world of the 1960s. So many details. The tension builds quite slowly, but when ...more
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The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu
The Third Twin
by C.J. Omololu (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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I liked this YA murder mystery. It was well-paced, and even though I could tell early on who the third twin was the ending was still not too predictable. Fun summer read.
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Julia and the Art of Practical Travel by Lesley M.M. Blume
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I was initially put off by the cover. Not sure why, as it is appropriate to the time. But when I finally got past the cover, I enjoyed the book. It's the (MG) story of a young girl and her aunt who take a road trip across America in the late 1960s. T ...more
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Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Pena
Mexican Whiteboy
by Matt de la Pena (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2015
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I really liked de la Pena's story about a teenage boy who is half Mexican and half white. The story takes place during a visit he makes to his Mexican relatives. He longs to fully belong to them, but doesn't. He doesn't belong to his sports team back ...more
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
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I enjoyed this clever, funny semi-autobiographical novel about a Native boy who decides to leave the rez to attend a white school that he feels will prepare him for college and life off the reservation. He doesn't fit in either world. Great window in ...more
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