Monthly Archives: April 2015

“Gabi, a Girl in Pieces” by Isabel Quintero

My Diary April 29th, 2015  I just finished reading Gabi, a Girl in Pieces and I can’t stop thinking about it. I think this is my favorite book of the year and December 31st is so far away!  I have to … Continue reading

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I saw a display of old Wizard of Oz books on the Children’s Floor of the downtown library.  Does the Dallas Library have many old children’s books?

The Children’s Center at the Central Library is home to a collection of rare and historical books called the “Siddie Joe Johnson Children’s Literature Collection.” The collection includes a selection of historical books from the 19th and 20th centuries, with … Continue reading

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I enjoy documentaries about current social issues. Does the History and Social Sciences department buy Oscar-nominated documentaries that fit into this category?

We are always on the lookout for outstanding documentaries, and make it a point each year to order the Oscar nominees in the fields of history and social sciences. Here are some of the films you’ll find in our collection … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: “The Crossover,” and Other Verse Novels

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is an energetic, engaging and emotional novel written in verse about basketball, family, and adolescent relationships.  The story centers on twins Josh and JB’s life as they prepare to compete in the middle school basketball championship. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ride the Pink Horse

Pink Noir? What are the characteristics of Film Noir? Rain-slicked streets, good; seedy characters, good; the city as the breeding ground for evil, good. But what about southwestern small towns? What about southwestern small-town fiestas? What about weird titles involving…oh, … Continue reading

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