Category Archives: book reviews

Love, Look at the Two of Us, Hidden in Every Way…

Before moving to Dallas, I lived and worked in Decatur, Illinois for 12 years. During my time there, one of our best-liked politicians was Democratic State Senator Penny Severns. She was indispensable to her home community, and I would often … Continue reading

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Mysteries for Tweens

Sometimes a good mystery is hard to find, particularly for fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Here are three, fairly recently published, that are smart, engaging and sure to be a hit. Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald.  Money is … Continue reading

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My teacher was telling our class that there was a time when women couldn’t even vote. I can’t believe girls put up with that. My teacher said I should learn more about women’s history and feminism. Can you show me some books?

Yes! We have books on women’s history, current day gender inequality and all the waves of feminism!  A good place to start is The Feminist Promise: 1792 to the Present by Christine Stansell, which gives a chronological history of the feminist … Continue reading

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YA Book Review: The Bermudez Triangle, by Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson’s second novel, “The Bermudez Triangle,” details the friendship between three teenage girls – Nina, Avery, and Mel.  The girls have grown up together and been best friends for as long as they can remember.  The summer before senior … Continue reading

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At the Library, you’re surrounded by some of the best fiction ever written. Do you have any favorites you like to recommend?

Staff of the Humanities Division on the 3rd floor of the Central Library carefully tend one of the largest fiction collections in the country.  We’re often asked for our personal favorites.  Here they are: The Moviegoer, by Walker Percy. Picked by … Continue reading

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