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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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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Amanda Reviews… Better Nate Than Ever

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle   Published: 2013 Age Range: Middle Grade Genre: Realistic Fiction Awards: Stonewall Book Award Nominee, Odyssey Book Award Nominee Amanda (Piper’s human) read Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle and this is what she thought… A 13-year-old boy hops a bus to NYC to audition for a musical in an adventure that is full […]

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Colleen Reviews… Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin Published: 2009 Age Range: 8-12 Genre: Fantasy, Adventure Awards: Newbery Honor, ALA Notable Children’s Book, MassBook Winner Colleen read Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin and this is what she thought… Young Minli lives with her parents nestled in a village at the base of Fruitless Mountain. Everyday her father […]

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