MG Book Review: The Parker Inheritance

March 29, 2018

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Title: The Parker Inheritance author: Varian Johnson date: Levine/Scholastic; 2018 main character: Candace Miller Candace Miller, a young African American girl, and her mother move into the home that once belonged to her grandmother while their own home is being renovated. Her parents have divorced and they need to prepare the house for sale. This […]

SundayMorningReads

March 25, 2018

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It’s starting to get too nice to be inside reading on the weekend! While I’m doing heavy reading for the We The People list, my thoughts are turning to the garden. But because this is not that kind of blog, I’ll stick to what I’ve been reading lately. I’ve got a few new articles on […]

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This is Random. Let’s Call It: Paying and Collecting Dues.

March 22, 2018

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“Givers need to set limits because takers rarely do.”(Rachel Wolchin) Today’s posts is one of those random posts that I’ve spent so much time working on that I can’t not post it. As I get back into blogging, I think I’m also getting into it deeper. I’m noticing things I that I didn’t pay attention […]

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review: The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary

March 14, 2018

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title: The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary author: Nonieqa Ramos date: Carolrhoda Lab; March 2018 main character: Macy Cashmere The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary by Nonieqa Ramos is her debut book. I received an ARC to review. Macy is a high school student with an individualized education plan. She spends her days in Special Education classrooms where she […]

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#kidlitwomen: Black Girls Economics In Young Adult Fiction part 2 or This is What Marley Dias Was Talking About

March 12, 2018

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Updated 21 March 2018 I wasn’t sure about posting this, but for several reasons it’s necessary for me to post these complete lists. In compiling them, I’ve had to adjust of few of the numbers in my previous post, however the difference is not significant, particularly when you consider how many books are published overall. […]

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book review: Monkey : Not Ready for Kindergarten

March 12, 2018

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title: Monkey : Not Read for Kindergarten author: Marc Brown date: Knopf Books for Young Readers; 2015 main character: Monkey Monkey : Not Ready for Kindergarten is the second book in the Monkey series written by Marc Brown.  Monkey : Not Ready for the Baby was released in 2016. and the most recent addition the series, […]

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#kidlitwomen: Black Girls Economics In Young Adult Fiction

March 11, 2018

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Starting March 1st, we’re celebrating Women’s History month with 31 days of posts focused on improving the climate for social and gender equality in the children’s and teens’ industry. Join in the conversation here or Twitter #kidlitwomen and access all the #KidlitWomen posts this month on our FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/kidlitwomen/   “Every moment happens twice: inside and […]

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author interview: Claire Kann

March 2, 2018

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Claire Kann has released several award winning novels on Wattpad. Let’s Talk About Love is her debut YA release from a traditional publisher. I am completely enthralled with its cover.  Recently,  Claire was gracious enough to agree to an interview. I think you’ll appreciate getting to know her and will look forward to reading Let’s Talk About […]

March Releases

March 2, 2018

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After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay (HMH) ages 12-18 Debut Author Told from alternating perspectives, Bunny takes a basketball scholarship to an elite private school to help his family, leaving behind Nasir, his best friend, in their tough Philadelphia neighborhood. Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman (Amulet Books) Marsden yearns to take her sister and escape Glory, a town […]

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