Fish in a Tree by Linda Mullaly Hunt

Fish in a Tree by Linda Mullaly Hunt follows sixth grader Ally, who is seen as the class clown – always joking around and trying to get out of school work. The reality is that she doesn’t want people to know that she struggles, until she has one teacher who believes in her and teaches […]

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Epistolary Novels

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows may be a mouthful to pronounce, but it is worth every syllable for this warm and hopeful novel, which follows a writer trying to find a new path for herself after World War II.  This search brings her to a […]

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Remembering Little Richard

The world lost another music legend this weekend with the passing of Little Richard on Saturday, May 9th. From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: He claims to be “the architect of rock and roll”, and history would seem to bear out Little Richard’s boast. More than any other performer—save, perhaps, Elvis Presley, Little […]

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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Young Minli lives with her parents nestled in a village at the base of Fruitless Mountain. Everyday her father tells her wonderous tales, and her mother sighs about how little rice is left. One day, a talkative goldfish sets Minli on an amazing journey to meet the Old Man of the Moon and change her […]

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This Land is Their Land by David Silverman

In This Land is Their Land, David Silverman discusses the history of the Wampanoag Indians, the history of European settlement of Plymouth Colony and the Thanksgiving story that is part of the American cultural tradition. Silverman dives into historical texts to discover both what is recorded and examine what is not recorded. In doing so, […]

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