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YA Book Review: How It Went Down, by Kekla Magoon

How It Went Down, by Kekla Magoon tells the tragic story of Tariq Johnson, a young black man fatally shot by a white man and how this act of violence affects an entire community. In Tariq’s hometown of Underhill, crime and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ten, by Gretchen McNeil

Just in time for Halloween, we recommend the thrilling, chilling read, Ten by Gretchen McNeil. Ten is an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic And Then There Were None, but unlike Christie’s storyline, the characters in McNeil’s are all teenagers alone … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dig Too Deep, by Amy Allgeyer

What would you do if your life completely and utterly changed? In her debut novel, Dig Too Deep, author Amy Allgeyer tells the story of Liberty, a high school junior whose life is changed when her political activist mother is … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Two Great YA Reads

So many books and so little time but here are two books I read and loved in 2015. Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows Her name is Wil and she’s an orphan of the conquered and destroyed kingdom of Aecor. She … Continue reading

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Book review: The Boxer, by Reinhard Kleist

There are many stories of Holocaust survivors, but one that you may not have heard of is the story of Jewish boxing champ, Hertzko “Harry” Haft. In World War II Poland 16-year-old Harry is imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, … Continue reading

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