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Sue added a status update: Wow, what a great book. I am now suffering from "Book Withdrawal." This is a mostly historical, but some fictionalization, book. It is the story of Sarah Grimke and her sister, Angelina, who were early fighters against abolition and for women's rights. The story starts in 1803 in Charleston, SC where 11 year old Sarah is given a slave, Hetty, also 11, for her birthday. She is not happy and tries to free her but
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Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley
Speaking from Among the Bones (Flavia de Luce, #5 )
by Alan Bradley (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2013
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Here she goes again, my favorite detective, Flavia de Luce! This is the 5th of her stories, and, as with the rest, I totally enjoyed it. This time our 11 year-old finds a body, relatively fresh, where the body of a "Saint" should be and begins to fin ...more
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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass by Russell Freedman
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I love Russell Freedman's books, and this was no let down. I also love Lincoln & Douglass, & the Civil War era, so it was a real treat. As usual, Freedman's easy, flowing, but chock full of facts writing style really keeps my interest, and I ...more
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Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend
by Susan Orlean (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2013
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don't usually review non-fiction books here, but this one was particularly interesting to me. She tells the story of the dog, Rin Tin Tin - where he was found and his rise to movie stardom in the silent picture days. I remember the TV show, but that ...more
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Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Texas Gothic (Goodnight Family #1)
by Rosemary Clement-Moore (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2012
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This is a ghost story, so that can be an instant turn-off for some (including me), but I saw revues on it that said it was really good, so I tried it. It was not a disappointment at all. It held my interest and, as it happens with books i enjoy, I co ...more
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Hurricane Dancers by Margarita Engle
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The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison
The Butterfly Clues
by Kate Ellison
read in August, 2012
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This is a very gritty, exciting story. High School Junior, Penelope, who is rather OCD, stumbles on the murder of a young woman in a rather seedy area of Cleveland. She is compelled to find the murderer and has a lot of very scary incidents along the ...more
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Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Unwind (Unwind, #1)
by Neal Shusterman (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2012
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Wow! What a great book. I have never read any of Shusterman's work before, but I thought I'd better since he is coming here to talk to our students. This book had my attention from page one. (That isn't usually the case). The premise of the story rev ...more
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Bewitching by Alex Flinn
Bewitching: The Kendra Chronicles
by Alex Flinn (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2012
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I really enjoy Alex Flinn's books, and this one didn't disappoint. Anyone who read Beastly will recognize the witch, Kendra, who tries to help people find happiness, by teaching them the way to be happy in the world. This time she is helping Emma, wh ...more
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