Colleen reviews… The Port Chicago 50

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin Published: 2014 Age Range: 11-14 Genre: Non-Fiction, History Awards: Sheinkin won the 2020 Edwards Award, Horn Book Award Winner, National Book Award Finalist Colleen read The Port Chicago 50 and this is what she thought… On July 17, 1944, an ammunitions accident at the segregated Port Chicago Navy […]

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Ashley reviews… Genesis Begins Again

Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams Published: 2019 Age Range: Middle Grade Genre: Realistic Fiction Awards: Newbery Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Award, Morris Award Finalist Ashley read Genesis Begins Again and this is what she thought… Genesis is a 13-year-old girl trying to manage the struggles of a difficult home life and a brand new school, all while learning to find, […]

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Pride Month Youth Booklist

Celebrate Pride Month with some Rainbow Reading!     Follow the links to place a hold: Children’s Titles… Baby’s First Words by Stella Blackstone (available in print) Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake (available in print and Overdrive) Jacob’s Room to Choose by Sarah and Ian Hoffman (available in print) Julián is […]

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Joan Reviews… The Parker Inheritance

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson Published: 2019 Age Range: 10+ Genre: Mystery / Historical Fiction Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, Odyssey Book Award Joan read The Parker Inheritance and this is what she thought… 12-year-old Candice and her mother are spending the summer in her grandmother’s old house in Lambert, South Carolina. Her grandmother was fired as city manager for having the […]

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Amanda reviews… Finding Langston

Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome Published: 2018 Age Range: 10-12 Genre: Historical Fiction Awards: Coretta Scott King Nominee Amanda (Piper’s human) read Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome and this is what she thought… Langston and his father move from Alabama to Chicago after his mother passes away. Langston thinks he will never adjust to city life, but he discovers a lot more […]

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