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What I’ve Been Reading: Graphic Novels

Hey! I’m home sick today for something between horrible body aches, stomachache, and the need for an emotional pressure-free day after giving a whole lot of support to my partner, who is in the thick of grieving after a recent death. A lot has been going on. I went to my first convention this weekend, … 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

Every Day by David Levithan (Review)
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Every Day by David Levithan (Review)

Every Day. By David Levithan. Alfred A. Knopf /Random House, 2012. 324 pages. $17.99 For the 5994th day, A wakes up in someone else’s body; but today is different. Meeting Rhiannon, A falls in love and decides to pursue a lasting connection, despite changing location, gender, and background every day. In Every Day, best-selling author … Continue reading

Reader Response: What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms & Blessings by Joyce Sidman and Pamela Zagarenski
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Reader Response: What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms & Blessings by Joyce Sidman and Pamela Zagarenski

What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms & Blessings by Joyce Sidman, Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013 ISBN 978-0-544-10616-1 *Please note that the following post may contain spoilers and does not summarize the text, as it was written as part of my coursework for LIS 7220 Materials for Young Adults, and the … Continue reading

Reader Response: October Mourning A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman
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Reader Response: October Mourning A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman

October Mourning by Lesléa Newman Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2012 ISBN 978-0-7636-5807-6 *Please note that the following post may contain spoilers and does not summarize the text, as it was written as part of my coursework for LIS 7220 Materials for Young Adults, and the first group of intended readers are my professor and classmates, who should … Continue reading

Reader Response: The Good Braider by Terry Farish
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Reader Response: The Good Braider by Terry Farish

The Good Braider by Terry Farish New York: Amazon Children’s Publishing, 2012 ISBN 978-0-7614-6267-5 *Please note that the following post may contain spoilers and does not summarize the text, as it was written as part of my coursework for LIS 7220 Materials for Young Adults, and the first group of intended readers are my professor and … Continue reading

Reader Response:  Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas
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Reader Response: Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas

Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks New York: First Second, 2013 ISBN 1596438657 *Please note that the following post may contain spoilers and does not summarize the text, as it was written as part of my coursework for LIS 7220 Materials for Young … Continue reading