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Wonder by R. J. Palacio

I’ve seen this book in several “best of” lists as a good read aloud or a good book for kids. I decided it would be a good change of pace for our last morning read aloud for the 2016/2017 school year.

Published: 2012

Genre: middle grade fiction

Length: 316 pages

Setting: NYC, present day Continue reading

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

This is a book Cath from Fangirl refers to as her favorite series. It may be the book Cath is writing, or it may be canon from the series, but ultimately, it’s Rowell’s take on the characters Cath obsesses over in Fangirl.

Published: 2015

Genre: YA urban fantasy

Length: 522 pages

Setting: mostly in and around the Watford school for Magicians in England, present day Continue reading

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Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

I’m not sure exactly where I heard about this book, but I know I put it on my list because it’s about a bookstore. Books about books or bookstores are one of my favorite subgenres.

Published: 2012

Genre: fiction

Length: 288 pages

Setting: mostly San Fransisco and New York City, present day Continue reading

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Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper

For American History Club, our latest topic is Civil Rights. I found this book for the kids to read.

Published: 2015

Genre: middle grade historical fiction

Length: 320 pages

Font: Scala OT

Setting: Bumblebee, North Carolina, 1932 Continue reading

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Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

I happened to see this graphic novel at the library. I remembered enjoying Smile, and figured this would be a safe bet as well.

Published: 2016

Genre: fantastical graphic novel

Length: 240 pages

Setting: Northern California, present day Continue reading

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Speaking American by Josh Katz

I happened to see this book while browsing the new book selection at my local library. It’s full of fun maps and I knew Mr. Curiosity would love it as much as I did. In fact, he could barely make it out of the library, he was so busy flipping through it.

Subtitle: How Y’all, Youse, and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide

Published: 2016

Genre: nonfiction linguistics

Length: 203 pages

Setting: the U.S. Continue reading

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March: Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Ayden

This is the third and final installment of John Lewis’s story about the Civil Rights movement.

Published: 2016

Genre: memoir graphic novel

Artist: Nate Powell

Length: 256 pages

Setting: Washington, D. C. on January 20, 2009, and various southern locations in the mid-1960s Continue reading

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