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Book cover for The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
At last, Jacob said, “Well, you can always come with me to Saint-Denis.” William bellowed, “Saint-Denis? My ass!” Jacob and Jeanne both blinked and stared at William. “What?” “Where is my ass?” William shouted. Jacob started to giggle. “Say ...more

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Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
" Rachel wrote: "As a teacher reading this book the first thought I has was how sad it is that an actual dyslexic child would not be able to read this ...more "
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare
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Phil Jensen wants to read 52 books in the 2020 Reading Challenge
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Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Pena
Mexican Whiteboy
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Reading this book was an act of defiance. It is a very good book about the mixed-race experience and male bonding that I could never get away with putting in my classroom. The main character drinks alcohol, gets a contact high, and gets into ...more
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The Magic Goose by Daniel Pinkwater
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The magic goose doesn't really know how to be a magic goose. A boy named Seymour has to teach the goose the types of things that magic animals are supposed to do. I love Daniel Pinkwater's mind. Even simple ideas like this one have a vein of ...more
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Parachutes by Kelly Yang
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Three Keys by Kelly Yang
Three Keys (Front Desk #2)
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The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster
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This book is important to me because it helps me reflect on the way technology affects my life. Screens rob me of reality. It also fills in my knowledge of early SF.

I enjoyed this story very much, and listened to the librivox reading by Elizabeth
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The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead
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Alan Bennett
“Books are not about passing the time. They're about other lives. Other worlds.”
Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader
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Harlan Ellison
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
Harlan Ellison

Alan Bennett
“I think of literature,' she wrote, 'as a vast country to the far borders of which I am journeying but will never reach. And I have started to late. I will never catch up.”
Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader
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James Baldwin
“Colour is not a human or a personal reality; it is a political reality.”
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Jorge Luis Borges
“There is no intellectual exercise which is not ultimately useless.”
Jorge Luis Borges, Ficciones

40148 Catching up on Classics (and lots more!) — 8418 members — last activity 2 hours, 9 min ago
The world is made up of two kinds of people, first are those who love classics, the second are those who have not yet read a classic. Be bold and join ...more
45059 Sci-fi and Heroic Fantasy — 6852 members — last activity 4 hours, 57 min ago
A place for those who walk the green forests of Middle Earth, cross the pale sands of Arakis, sail the blue waters of Earthsea, slip among the shadows ...more
13554 The Newbery Award and Honor Book Club — 570 members — last activity 8 hours, 1 min ago
The Newbery Medal is named for John Newbery (1713-1767), known as the first publisher of books for children. The goal of this Club is to promote and ...more
16663 Mock Newbery 2020 — 2679 members — last activity 1 hour, 44 min ago
A discussion group that reads, suggests, and enjoys current children’s literature, while searching for next years Newbery Award winning books.
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From picture-books to juvenile fiction, award-winners to overlooked gems, the world of children's literature provides an endless supply of fabulous ...more
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