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Roller Girl

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson This book is wildly, painfully cool.  It has the power to make you feel excited and giddy and like strapping on roller skates and getting to it.  Evidently, this is not an uncommon reaction, even … Continue reading

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Freddie Ramos Takes Off – Zapato Power #1

Freddie Ramos Takes Off (Zapato Power) by Jacqueline Jules I have seen this book listed as a Level M on various online sites. Moving to Starwood Park Apartments has been a good thing for Freddie and his mother. It’s just the … Continue reading

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How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay

How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay by Julia Alvarez I recently recommended this to someone and was all set to send a link to my review, only to be shocked that I’d never written it up! It’s a great … Continue reading

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Sizzle

Sizzle by Lee McLain Linda was raised by her Aunt Elba in Arizona, working by her side at the family restaurant.  But when Elba becomes to ill to care for Linda, she must go live with distant relatives in Pittsburgh. … Continue reading

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When I Was Your Age

When I Was Your Age, Volume One: Original Stories About Growing Up In what can only be considered a stroke of brilliance, 10 authors were sent a letter asking for a story about their childhood.  This compilation is the result. … Continue reading

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When The Stars Go Blue

When the Stars Go Blue: A Novel Soledad falls hard and fast for Jonathan.  He opens her horizons by inviting her to join his drum and bugle corps as a featured dancer.  For Soledad the decision shouldn’t be easy.  She … Continue reading

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Hanukkah Moon

Hanukkah Moon by Deborah de Costa This Hanukkah book is just lovely.  Isobel is worried about spending Hanukkah with her Aunt Luisa.  Things will be different there than at home.  But Isobel soon learns that her Aunt’s way of celebrating … Continue reading

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My Most Excellent Year

My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger I love, love this book. Now, I’ll admit to some serious bias as I adore the Red Sox, Boston and musical theater, but I … Continue reading

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Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Rising is the story of a girl who loses everything, her father, her home, her life of luxury and her dreams of the future.  When tragedy strikes, Esperanza and her mother find that their only hope is to leave … Continue reading

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First Crossing: Stories about Teen Immigrants (Part 1)

First Crossing is an anthology of short stories about immigration, which includes works by some fabulous authors.  I’m going to do the content ratings separately by story since many teachers pull individual pieces for class.  I’ll be covering the volume … Continue reading

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