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BOOK REVIEW

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"This story is necessary. This story is important. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter is a black girl and an expert at navigating the two worlds she exists in: one at Garden Heights, her black neighborhood, and the other at Williamson Prep, her suburban, mostly white high school. Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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ANGIE THOMAS
by Maya Payne Smart

It’s tempting to think of Angie Thomas’ YA novel The Hate U Give as being ripped straight from the latest headlines about an unarmed black person shot by the police. But that would miss the point that for many people, Thomas included, the news is not only news: it is lived experience—raw and achingly intimate. And the lives stolen are ...


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MIDWINTER TREASURES
by Leila Roy

After a physically and intellectually and emotionally exhausting Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta—and a horrorshow day of travel on Tuesday—I am back home in Maine. Congratulations to all of the Youth Media Award winners and honorees, and a very special personal congratulations to the authors and books on the 2017 Amelia Bloomer list.

Due to being in Bloomer deliberations for one ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IN MY HOME by Angie Sage
by Angie Sage, illustrated by Angie Sage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"In the Touch-and-Slide Puzzlers series, this is a fun, durable book. (Board book. 1-4)"
In My Home ($6.99; Jan. 1997; 6 pp.; 0-8037-2140-4): Parents and daycare providers will rejoice at this book of three picture- puzzles whose pieces are a permanent part of page. Read full book review >

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STARCHASER by Angie Sage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A delightful ending to a Magykal ride. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Alice TodHunter Moon, apprentice to ExtraOrdinary Wizard Septimus Heap, sets off in search of an ancient object that she hopes will reverse the terrible UnRaveling that threatens to destroy the castle and with it all Magyk. Read full book review >

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THE MASTERMIND PLOT by Angie Frazier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Fans of Suzanna Snow's first mystery will cheer her latest adventure. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
After assisting her uncle, Detective Bruce Snow, solve a mystery at the Rosemount Hotel in The Midnight Tunnel (2011), aspiring sleuth Suzanna Snow visits her paternal grandmother in Boston, where she's immediately immersed in a perplexing case of arson and art theft. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT TUNNEL by Angie Frazier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"What Zanna lacks in grace and composure, she makes up for in pluck, persistence and cleverness, emerging a likely and likable Edwardian Nancy Drew. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
The mysterious disappearance of a little girl from the ritzy Rosemount Hotel in Loch Harbor, New Brunswick, during the summer of 1904 triggers 11-year-old Suzanna Snow's budding sleuthing skills. Read full book review >

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LET IT RAIN COFFEE by Angie Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A powerful, affecting second effort."
Cruz (Soledad, 2001), chronicler of New York Dominican life, traces a family's embittering struggle to establish itself between a revolutionary Dominican Republic (circa 1965) and early 1990s Bronx. Read full book review >

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NARCISSISTIC PRAISE-JUNKIES by Angie Bennett
Released: Jan. 18, 2012

"This gritty novel about the pain others can inflict provides an unexpected sense of hope."
A wry teacher creates controlled chaos in her high school classroom in this tragicomic novel set in Texas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE CAKE! by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"A lesson in sharing that goes down as easily as, well, cake. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pig of a moose learns how to make it up to his friends when he missteps. Read full book review >