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Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust
4.31
it was amazing
In simple words and pictures author Bunting, and illustrator Gammell have created a picture book evocative of both of the following famous quotes:

Firs
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not set
Apr 09, 2008
 
Fancy White Trash
3.82
it was amazing
Fifteen-year-old Abby may well have the most embarrassing family ever. Her mother, after having married and divorced her father twice, is now recently ...more
Jun 04, 2008
Jun 05, 2008
 
The Warrior's Path (When Women Were Warriors, #1)
3.97
really liked it
Wilson, Catherine M. When Women Were Warriors. Shield Maiden Press, 2008. 0981563619. $14.95. The first in a three volume series, this is the story of ...more
Jan 03, 2009
Jan 08, 2009
 
I Kiss Girls
3.47
liked it
Joanie feels doomed to be the third wheel. Her best friend, Zane, always seems to get the girl, and as far as she can tell, she's the only lesbian at ...more
Sep 10, 2008
Sep 23, 2008
 
The Compound (The Compound, #1)
3.87
liked it
The country suffers a nuclear attack when Eli and his family are on a camping trip. Fortunately, they have been prepared for this, and their father le ...more
Oct 25, 2009
Nov 02, 2009
 
Angry Management
3.89
really liked it
Using the plot device of an anger management group for troubled teens, Crutcher presents three novellas that explore the reasons why each member has b ...more
Oct 20, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
 
One Foot Wrong
3.60
it was amazing
Hester was born past her mother's prime child-bearing years, and her mother repeatedly lets her know that she is a curse to her. Exactly what, or even ...more
Jun 14, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
 
Tales From The Town Of Widows: And Chronicles Fom The Land Of Men
3.87
it was amazing
When guerillas come to the small Colombian village of Mariquita and take away all the men, the women are left with a withered old priest, a young boy ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 25, 2008
 
Looking for Anne of Green Gables: The Story of L. M. Montgomery and Her Literary Classic
3.58
liked it
Looking for Anne of Green Gables: The Story of L.M. Montgomery by Irene Gammel.
St. Martin’s Press, 2008 0312382375

Gammel focuses on the writing of Mon
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not set
Oct 30, 2008
 
Labor of Love: The Story of One Man's Extraordinary Pregnancy
3.41
liked it
When Thomas Beatie transitioned from female to male, he and his partner, Nancy got married, bought a house, and wanted a baby. Nancy was unable to get ...more
Mar 15, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
 
The Shadow Catcher
3.55
it was ok
Several stories of loss and abandonment converge in this novel based loosely on the life of Indian photographer Edward Curtis: his loss of his childho ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 04, 2008
 
The Mandrake Broom
3.52
really liked it
Set in Europe in the 14-1500s this is a complex story of women's efforts to hold onto and pass along medical knowledge in the face of witch hunts, tol ...more
Jan 2007
Mar 17, 2008
 
Bright Purple: Color Me Confused (TrueColors, #10)
3.47
did not like it
Ramie's best friend since childhood suddenly announces that she's a lesbian, causing Ramie to flee to the restroom in the mall where she throws up.

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Jun 30, 2008
Jul 10, 2008
 
The 19th Wife
3.63
really liked it
Ebershoff intersperses two parallel tales in this book about polygamy among the Mormon community. The first is that of Ann Eliza Brigham, supposed 19t ...more
Sep 07, 2008
Sep 08, 2008
 
Dancing Through the Snow
4.04
it was ok
**spoiler alert** It's a few days before Christmas, and Sixth-grader, Min, is being evicted from yet another foster home, not for anything she did, bu ...more
Aug 11, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
 
Olive Kitteridge
3.80
really liked it
These thirteen linked stories are set in a small Maine coastal town where everyone pretty much knows everyone else and where everyone definitely knows ...more
Oct 29, 2009
Nov 02, 2009
 
Red Glass
4.04
really liked it
Sophie and her parents have the occasional "midnight party" when people crossing the border illegally run into trouble near Tucson. One night they are ...more
May 14, 2008
May 15, 2008
 
Brave Girls: The Story of Girls Scouts and Girl Guides in the Underground
4.60
liked it
Philmus tells the stories of a number of individual Girl Scouts and Guides, as well as of the activities of Girl Scout/Guide troops under German and J ...more
Apr 22, 2008
Apr 23, 2008
 
My Fathers' Daughter
3.80
it was ok
The author was adopted by a white British couple, at the age of six months from an orphanage in Eritrea. During her early years she lives through a lo ...more
May 02, 2009
May 01, 2009
 
America's Hidden History: Untold Tales of the First Pilgrims, Fighting Women, and Forgotten Founders Who Shaped a Nation
3.52
liked it
While there were few things I didn't know at least something about in this book, Davis digs deeper into America's history than what most of us learned ...more
Jun 2008
Jul 11, 2008
 
The Last Princess: The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria's Youngest Daughter
3.81
liked it
Beatrice was the youngest of Queen Victoria and Prince Consort Albert's nine children, and only four years old when her father died and her mother emb ...more
Aug 11, 2009
Aug 11, 2009
 
Dreams from the Monster Factory: A Tale of Prison, Redemption, and One Woman's Fight to Restore Justice to All
4.24
it was amazing
Sunny Schwartz grew up in a working class Jewish family on the South Side of Chicago. Her family was ruled by her father's rages, Schwartz barely skat ...more
Feb 19, 2009
Feb 20, 2009
 
Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of P. L. Travers
2.93
liked it
P.L. Travers, best known as the author of the Mary Poppins books, initially had dreams of becoming an actress and a poet. Discovering that journalism ...more
Aug 24, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
 
Twelve Long Months
3.58
liked it
Molly has had a major unrequited crush on her chem lab partner for ages, and when he plans to move to New Jersey to work for his uncle as a house-pain ...more
Jun 2008
May 09, 2008
 
Women Daredevils
3.59
it was ok
Cummins highlights ten women who performed a variety of dangerous stunts during the late 1800s and early 1900s. These women performed stunts for a num ...more
May 30, 2008
May 30, 2008
 
How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity
3.82
liked it
Editor Michael Cart has collected twelve stories about LGBT youth identity in the form of short stories, graphic fiction, and verse, by well-known you ...more
Dec 25, 2009
Dec 28, 2009
 
Book of Esther
3.92
liked it
David's autobiographical novel is both the history of one of the groups of Jews in India, and a multi-generational family story pieced together throug ...more
Jun 14, 2008
Jun 18, 2008
 
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
3.82
really liked it
After the taunting, teasing, and heartfelt, but misguided attempts of Mena's church group friends to convert a gay student to heterosexuality lead to ...more
Jun 15, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
 
Like Son
3.47
really liked it
Frank (formerly Francisca) hadn't seen his father for over 20 years when he gets a call from him announcing that he's dying. Frank decides to take car ...more
Jan 30, 2008
Jan 30, 2008
 
The Road to Rescue: The Untold Story of Schindler's List
4.10
liked it
Pemper was an apparently unassuming young Jew who made himself useful to Amon Goth, the head of the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp in Poland, in pa ...more
Feb 26, 2009
Mar 03, 2009
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