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The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
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Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome by Robby Novak
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I was already a big fan of the videos and pep talks before reading the book and loved how it brings the whole awesomeness campaign together to enjoy, go back to and be inspired. I am totally in awe of Robby, especially after finding out about all the ...more
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El Deafo by Cece Bell
El Deafo
by Cece Bell (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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Brilliant in every way and absolutely unique as the author narrates the story of her childhood in words and pictures. Cece turned deaf through an illness as a little girl. Her parents, however, did everything to keep her in a regular school. All Cece ...more
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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander
read in February, 2015
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The big winner at this year's ALA Youth Media Awards. I enjoyed reading it more than I expected, I have to admit (but I am still disappointed that a YA novel received the Newbery Award which in my opinion should be given to a children's book - but th ...more
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The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer
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I continue to enjoy listening to the saga around the Cliffton and Barrington families from Bristol - at this point, I must say I am hooked and know that I will keep reading/listening until I have reached the end of the series. I found this second boo ...more
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Alvin Ho by Lenore Look
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Loved, loved, loved it! So much fun to read! I was laughing out loud from the very first chapter. The books in this series have gotten better and better and this is most probably my favourite (and I was so sad to find out that it is also the last in ...more
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Emmanuel's Dream by Laurie Ann Thompson
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The inspiring story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah - and a wonderful example of perseverance and making a difference in life, no matter how challenging the situation. The beautiful illustrations that accompany the story make this a gem of a picture book.
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Pluto by R.J. Palacio
Pluto: A Wonder Story
by R.J. Palacio
read in February, 2015
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This is Chris' story, Auggie's closest childhood friend. When he and his family moved away, something changed. Chris says, "sometimes it is hard being Auggie's friends", which in my opinion is one of the key sentences in this short book that brings a ...more
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Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer
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Even though I found it at times quite predictable (after having read quite a number of the author's books already), I very much enjoyed listening to this first book in a series narrating the saga of the Cliffton family from Bristol. In an interview a ...more
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