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Picture Book Catch-Up: Texts Concerning Imagination and Adaptation
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Picture Book Catch-Up: Texts Concerning Imagination and Adaptation

I will be presenting on diverse books again in October for the Minnesota Library Association Conference, yay! I had applied for two group presentations, and unfortunately I will not be talking about work at my library, Science House, as well, but I am super-psyched to be doing booktalks again. Our book-talker for picture books last … Continue reading

Perfect by Rachel Joyce (Review)
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Perfect by Rachel Joyce (Review)

Perfect. By Rachel Joyce. Random House, 2013. 385 pages. Byron’s best friend noticed the article: two seconds were going to be added to time. The eleven-year-old instinctively knows nothing positive can come altering something every-steady and perfect but does not suspect how heavy the repercussions may fall on his mother. Can a mistake that happens in … Continue reading

Dirty Money Honey by Nisa Santiago, Erica Hilton, and Kim K. (Review)
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Dirty Money Honey by Nisa Santiago, Erica Hilton, and Kim K. (Review)

Dirty Money Honey. By Nisa Santiago, Erica Hilton, and Kim K. Melodrama Publishing, 2011. 223 pages. Written from multiple perspectives and by three different authors, Dirty Money Honey details Honey Robinson’s fall from life as a happily married ATF agent in Harlem to her rise as the ringleader of the heist of the century in … Continue reading

Unzipped by Noire (Review)
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Unzipped by Noire (Review)

Unzipped: An Urban Erotic Tale. By Noire. One World Books/Random House, 2010. 269 pages. Harlem twins Pearl and Diamond both have stunning bodies, seven-year-old daughters, and loving parents who are raising them, but the similarities stop there. Pearl is a rising star in the FBI, while Diamond dances for drugs, but the sisters still plan to … Continue reading

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick, read by (Review – Audiobook)
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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick, read by (Review – Audiobook)

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. By Matthew Quick. Read by Noah Galvin. Hachette Audio, 2013. 6 hours 14 minutes. It’s Leonard Peacock’s birthday and so far, no one has remembered. He has presents for four people: a neighbor, a classmate, a evangelical girl he met outside the train station, and his favorite teacher, Herr Silverman, who … Continue reading