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The Hate U Give
4.59
it was amazing
Age: High School
Tough Issue/Trigger warning: Murder of a friend, police brutality
First line: "I shouldn't have come to this party."

This book is a rema
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May 03, 2017
Mar 03, 2017
 
Eleanor & Park
4.10
it was amazing
Age: Middle School-High School
Tough Issue: Abuse

Phew. What a read. I was so in love with the authenticity of this book. Every interaction, and plot li
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Jul 15, 2013
Jun 08, 2013
 
Boats for Papa
4.28
it was amazing
Age: Preschool-3rd grade
Family: Mother and son
Tough Issues: Death of father

This is such a beautiful, well written story. Accompanied by soft illustrat
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Jul 2015
Jul 01, 2015
 
Out of Darkness
4.08
it was amazing
Age: High School-College
Tough issue: Interracial romance, pedophilia, sexual abuse
History: 1930s
Cultures: Mexican American, African American

Holy shit,
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Nov 19, 2015
Sep 14, 2015
 
Sold
4.20
really liked it
Age: High School
Tough Issue: Human Trafficking, Child sexual slavery, torture

A hard read, but unfortunately relevant in our world, McCormick provides
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Jan 02, 2015
Nov 05, 2012
 
Tea Cakes for Tosh
4.19
really liked it
Age: K-2nd grade
History: Slavery
Family: Grandma
Tough Issue: Alzheimer's

A well constructed story that discusses two unique issues--slavery and Alzheim
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Feb 20, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
 
If You Find Me
4.06
really liked it
Age: High School
Tough Issue: Abuse, Abduction, Abandonment

"A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Car
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Nov 08, 2015
Jul 09, 2013
 
All the Rage
3.84
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Age: High School-College
Tough Issue: Rape

This needs to be required reading in high school classrooms. On top of the excellent writin
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Jan 12, 2016
Nov 10, 2015
 
Sadako's Cranes
3.90
liked it
Age: Kindergarten-2nd grade
History: 1945, Hiroshima
Tough Issue: Leukemia, Death

Although the subject matter is heavy, we see Sadako's experience throug
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Sep 03, 2015
Sep 03, 2015
 
Maddi's Fridge
4.39
liked it
Age: Kindergarten-2nd grade
Tough Issue: Poverty

The cartoon style will visually pull in a large audience while exposing children to a subject all too r
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Nov 08, 2014
Nov 08, 2014
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