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A Few Red Drops by Claire Hartfield
A Few Red Drops
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This dense narrative nonfiction explains every important detail relating to the time, era, feelings, opinions, politics, sociology, and work ethic of a snapshot of Chicago in a time of changes. Hartfield explains the meat packing industry, Chicago at ...more
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Alexander Hamilton by Jonathan Hennessey
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Crown by Derrick Barnes
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The positive message and vibes is loud and clear in Barnes and James’ picture book. How can you build self esteem and confidence? Sometimes it’s a haircut and all that it entails- being treated like royalty, rubbing elbows with community members, ask ...more
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The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton
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Walton's first book is a beautiful oddball in that not every reader will love and appreciate it, but those that do are over the moon about it (me). This second one (we've been waiting) is still an acquired taste, but not as specific and with the fusi ...more
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Lift Off by Donovan Livingston
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I didn't realize this was a collection of poetry but it nonetheless inspires as if I read a professional development text specifically a few of the poems that allow you to step outside yourself and see the students and their potential when we forget ...more
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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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A brief essay, a letter really, asked of Adichie to write to a friend's daughter after the daughter was born knowing that Adichie discussing feminist topics and the friend wanted to raise a feminist daughter.

This de-stigmatizes feminism as a "bad wo
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The Girl on the Velvet Swing by Simon Baatz
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What a crazy ride of a book about true crime- the story of a murder at point blank range- a man shot for the alleged rape of that man’s wife in he place that he helped build (Madison Square Garden).

There is plenty of historical elements including na
Mary's Monster by Lita Judge
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The Gnawer of Rocks by Louise Flaherty
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An Own Voices author discussing a story told to her that exemplifies the beauty of the spoken-word. Storytelling passed down by their ancestors and those that came to visit schools and share as they would in their homes from their grandparents and el ...more
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The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
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Having literally just watched the animated film adaptation a few weeks ago, then seeing the delivery of the graphic novel in a new box of books, I was surprised and excited. It was literally the same animated style of the movie. I think I could have ...more
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178855 Gantos Book Study — 6 members — last activity Jun 04, 2016 06:14AM
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You are already planning to read books this summer, so why not join the Albany Public Library's 2017 Summer Reading program? Reading a great book is a ...more
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A group for participants in the Cool Tools for School online workshop to discuss books, reading, libraries, cool tools and more.
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