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July 16

Literacy Alliance is now friends with Karen Hager

April 14

Grains of Sand by Sibylle Delacroix
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read in April, 2018
Imagine coming home from a beach vacation as a young child, filled with longing for sun-packed days and endless sandcastles. Away from the water, our wistful protagonists—an adorable brother and sister—are clearly disappointed that the trip has ended ...more

March 30

Every Shiny Thing by Cordelia Jensen
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Sierra’s mom is once again struggling with her addiction to drugs, alcohol, and poorly chosen men while her father is serving jail time for similar vices. Placed in the foster care system, Sierra moves in with a kind, mysteriously heartbroken interra
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March 13

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
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Sixteen-year-old Aza has suffered the sudden loss of her father and is battling inner demons of mental illness—unkind thoughts and words that threaten to consume and possibly kill her. Trapped in the darkness of her own mind, Aza must navigate the un ...more

September 27, 2017

Yak and Dove by Kyo Maclear
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read in September, 2017
A picture book with three different stories, Maclear’s Yak and Dove represents his traditional simplistic and moralistic style of storytelling paired with sweet water-colored and colored-penciled illustrations. Similarly to Shireen’s Neti and the Bir ...more