Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang (Review)
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Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang (Review)

Boxers. By Gene Luen Yang. First Second, 2013. 325 pages. Saints. By Gene Luen Yang. First Second, 2013. 170 pages. Graphic novel companions Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang, author of the Printz-award winning book American Born Chinese, offer two perspectives on the Boxer Rebellion of 1898. Boxers, the longer of the two works, … Continue reading

The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (Review)
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The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (Review)

The Heist. By Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. Bantam Books/Random House, 2013. 304 pages. FBI agent Kate O’Hare is the best at what she does, and what she does is track down criminals. However, there is one man she has never caught, and his playful jabs at her failed attempts make her crazy. After she finally … Continue reading

The Good Nurse by Charles Graeber (Review)
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The Good Nurse by Charles Graeber (Review)

The Good Nurse. By Charles Graeber. Twelve, 2013. 307 pages. In 2006, Charlie Cullen, a nurse working in Pennsylvania and eventually dubbed “The Angel of Death,” was sentenced for murder. He had been killing patients, not for mercy but for reasons unknown, during the sixteen years of his nursing career. Charles Graeber tells both the story … Continue reading

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Review)
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Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Review)

Ancillary Justice. By Anne Leckie. Orbit, 2013. 409 pages. Winner of the Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus, and Arthur C. Clarke awards, Ancillary Justice, the first book in the Imperial Radch series, is told from the perspective of One Esk, who once was Justice of Toren, a starship containing a network of thousands of ancillaries, … 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: Drama by Raina Telgemeier
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Reader Response: Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Drama by Raina Telgemeier New York: Graphix/Scholastic, 2012 ISBN 0545326990 *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 be … Continue reading