Stories of My Life by Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson is an award winning author of over twenty childrens books.  My childhood was spent reading her books from cover to cover, with a favorite being Bridge to Terabithia.  But who is the woman who won both the Newbery Medal Award and the National Book Award twice in her first decade as a published author?  Paterson’s […]

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Setting: Mars. In a color-coded society where Golds rule supreme and Reds are practically slaves, Darrow is a low-Red. He’s a hell-diver, drilling into Mars’ core to find the precious gas that will help make Mars habitable. When his wife is murdered by Golds for “treason,” Darrow decides to cause a little trouble and get […]

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On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck

A boy in Illinois remembers the home front years of World War II, especially his two heroes – his brother in the Air Force and his father, who fought in the previous war.

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Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina by W. R. Philbrick

A twelve-year-old boy and his dog become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.

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Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery by John Feinstein

After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth-graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.

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