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Locomotive by Brian Floca
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Beautiful illustrations and good for a variety of ages. The author shares what you might experience as you cross the country shortly after the railroad connects east and west in the 1860s.
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Lumberjanes by Mariko Tamaki
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Love these girls!! So different from the norm with its drama and pettiness. The Lumberjanes love and support each other, learn and have fun, and are terrific role models.
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The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag
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Art, message, story- all fantastic! I will be buying this one for my students, 6-12.
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A Treasury of Victorian Murder by Rick Geary
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A fun true crime book. Would be a good companion to a unit on Poe.
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Seven Wonders of the Solar System by David A. Aguilar
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I am not an astronomy enthusiast, but this was a great book. I read it straight through and learned a ton. I will be recommending it to all my science teachers, middle and High school.
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The Quilts of Gee's Bend by Susan Goldman Rubin
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This was a brief history of regional quilting by the descendants of slaves in Gee’s Bend, TN. The quilts are quite beautiful as are the women/artists who made them. It is wonderful to see women’s work appreciated.
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The Smear by Sharyl Attkisson
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Yep, politics are ugly and you should definitely look into the author's bias. The entire book was focused on the evil liberal media and Trump's falsehoods got one paragraph (mostly attributed to one accident by Kelley Ann Conway).
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The Smear by Sharyl Attkisson
"The show where that promoted the book was nothing like it. The story was mainly about how companies are manipulating people. I've made it through 9 of the 12 chapters and I'm calling it quits. After the news story I kept waiting to hear how the ot..." Read more of this review »
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Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel
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War is a tragedy and a waste. All these soldiers and their families have been so damaged by their horrific experiences.
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Breath and Shadows by Ella Leffland
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“One of the things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good for a better place later is the signal to spend it now. Something more will arise for later, something better. These things fill from behind, from beneath, like well water. Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.”
Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

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