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Codex Born
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""The tail swiped through the wall, destroying windows, books, and the Back-to-School book display I had spent two hours putting together."
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Welcome to Night ...
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Elena Elena said: " I got an ARC, but it felt so wrong to experience Night Vale without Cecil Baldwin's voice that after just two pages I decided I'd better wait for the audiobook.

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Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer
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GLBT Book Month Challenge, book 10/10.

A Mother's Day party at school sends Stella, who has two dads, into a quandary. My favorite part of this story is that one of Stella's classmates is a boy with two moms, and when, at the end of the book, Stella l
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I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel
I Am Jazz
by Jessica Herthel
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GLBT Book Month Challenge, book 9/10.

I really enjoyed this sweet introduction to the idea of being trans.
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Introducing Teddy by Jess Walton
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GLBT Book Month Challenge, book 8/10.

I love it! When Thomas the teddy bear nervously reveals to friend Errol that she'd prefer to be a girl teddy named Tilly, Errol calls up his friend Ava to come celebrate his teddy's new name and gender identity, a
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Princess Nina by Marlise Achterberg
Princess Nina
by Marlise Achterberg
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GLBT Book Month Challenge, book 7/10

The fact that these girls act and look about twelve years old made me a little less than happy about the "Let's marry you off!" premise (I much prefer Interstellar Cinderella's "I'm much too young for marriage, but
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Codex Born by Jim C. Hines
" Tandie wrote: "Librarians be proud of their book displays! Denial is futile."

Two hours is a little stingy. Bet it wasn't a very good back to school di
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Elena is 73% done with Codex Born: "The tail swiped through the wall, destroying windows, books, and the Back-to-School book display I had spent two hours putting together."
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Codex Born by Jim C. Hines
Codex Born (Magic Ex Libris, #2)
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Super Jumbo by Fred Koehler
Super Jumbo
by Fred Koehler (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2016
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I loved the illustrations--taking the time to take in every element of the scenes was my favorite aspect of this book. Unfortunately, the story was lackluster.
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This Is Not a Picture Book! by Sergio Ruzzier
This Is Not a Picture Book!
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George by Alex Gino
George
by Alex Gino
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GLBT Book Month challenge, book 6/10

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This is a beautiful little story about a girl struggling to assert herself in a world that persists in telling her over and over that she's a boy. The story follows 4th grader "George"
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