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Allyson voted for Travel to Tomorrow: Book One of the Fifties Chix Series as Best Middle Grade & Children's in the Semifinal Round of the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards.
Travel to Tomorrow by Angela Sage Larsen
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The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
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I am reading this again for the fourth or fifth time, and I am loving it even more right now. The descriptions and the lessons it teaches are both valuable and fascinating.
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John Paul II by Renzo Allegri
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At first, I could not get used to the translation of this book, but eventually, I found the rhythm of the original writer (a journalist) and the translator to be quite enjoyable. I really did not know much about Pope John Paul II, so this gave a goo...more
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The Children's Book
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The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
The Tao of Pooh
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Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
Half Broke Horses
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
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