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Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew  Smith
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2/10/14 ** Glowing review from Donalyn Miller led me to look at book. Fabulous jacket blurbs. Ordered from library.
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Courage Has No Color by Tanya Lee Stone
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2/5/14 ** One measure of good non-fiction is a well-researched story that helps the reader learn new aspects of a tale while also helping the reader integrate information s/he might already have known. I was fascinated to learn of how African-America...more
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The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb
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2/4/14 ** Bascomb has succeeded in his quest to research and write about real events and people in a spy/thriller format. This book was gripping - the descriptions, pacing, and choice of events & people were masterful. The narrative structure of...more
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Sins of the Lost by Linda Poitevin
Sins of the Lost (Grigori Legacy, #3)
by Linda Poitevin (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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1/30/14 ** The jacket copy says that this is the darkest of the three books in the series so far...I found this to be true. I had a hard time continuing to read in the middle, because I was so worried about the characters. They kept making choices th...more
Gideon's Spear by Darby Karchut
" Oh, you guys, this book.

I'll be honest---I am a huge fan of her first series, the one about Griffin. And I was incredibly skeptical about this one, both because it's marketed as middlegrade and because...well, it's not Griffin. And this series see... " Read more of this review »
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I'm not leaving. by Carl Wilkens
I'm not leaving.
by Carl Wilkens
read in January, 2014
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1/28/14 ** This short memoir focuses on Wilkens' experiences during the 100 day genocide - his attempts to obtain and deliver food and water to orphanages in both RPF and governmental-held parts of Kigali. Where some memoirs are able to weave parts o...more
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Surviving the Angel of Death by Eva Mozes Kor
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1/26/14 ** An important contribution to the body of work on the Holocaust survivors. The first author is a survivor of Auschwitz and the experiments that Josef Mengele conducted on twins. The story begins with her birth in 1934 and continues with her...more
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When Dad Was Away by Karin Littlewood
When Dad Was Away
by Karin Littlewood
read in January, 2014
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1/25/14 ** I wanted to like this book more than I did. It tells the story of a little girl whose father is in prison and her attempts to stay connected with his father during that time. I have had several students in the past few years who have had p...more
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