Book Review: Fly Girls by P. O’Connell Pearson

Tweet During World War II, people all over the U.S. were asked to pitch in to help the war effort. For women especially, this meant they got to do jobs they would not have been otherwise allowed to do. One … Continue reading

Book Review: Brazen by Pénélope Bagieu

Tweet Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World puts the spotlight on 29 women (or groups of women) from different times in history who pushed the boundaries for what women could do. In ancient Greece, Agnodice became a gynecologist at … Continue reading

Book Review: The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle

Tweet Lily’s mother has promised her that if she does well in school during her junior year she’ll be able to visit her dad for the summer. It’s been five years since he left the family and the life he … Continue reading

Book Review: The Civil War by Judy Dodge Cummings

Tweet More than 150 years after it’s conclusion, the American Civil War provides an ongoing topic of discussion and dissention. Was it begun over slavery? Were state’s rights the biggest issue? Were the military tactics that targeted civilians justified? Judy … Continue reading

Book Review: Lost Stars by Lisa Selin Davis

Tweet Since Carrie’s sister died she’s been spiraling downward, drinking and using drugs with Ginny’s old friends. Her mom has left, her dad doesn’t know what to do, and her younger sister is frightened of her. Carrie resents being forced … Continue reading

Book Review: Strimko Book 1 by the Grabarchuk Family

Tweet Strimko Book 1: 150 Easy-to-Master Number Logic Puzzles showcases a new type of puzzle invented in 2008 by the Grabarchuk family—Serhiy, Tanya, Peter and Helen. What is Strimko? The Grabarchuks describe it as a logic number puzzle based on … Continue reading

Book Review: Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Tweet Priyanka doesn’t understand why her mother won’t talk to her about life in India or the father she has never known. Born in the U.S., Priyanka feels the tug of two cultures: the food and traditions of her mother’s … Continue reading

Book Review: Crazy House by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

Tweet Cassie has always been the responsible twin, the one to take care of the farm after their parents couldn’t, the one to do well in school and follow the rules. Becca is the rebel who hangs out with slackers, … Continue reading

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