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- Hippo Reads: Ignoring Poetry Means Ignoring Diversity
- Kaavya Raman: ‘Passenger’ By Alexandra BrackenPassenger is a time travel story about a young girl named Etta, who is a violin prodigy living in New York City. Etta feels pressure from both her mother and teacher to be perfect and exhibits her talent throughout the beginning of the story, but readers can relate to her scenario of having to sound perfect all the time (I say "sound", because she is a violin player, after all). Read more: Passenger, Alexandra Bracken, Books, Arc Review, Review, Book Reviews, Books News ... More
- Off The Shelf: 11 Delightful Tales Set in Our Favorite Place — Bookstores!
- Kaavya Raman: A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
- Off The Shelf: An Exploration of the Intense and Moody Depths of a FriendshipThe book I found within this cheery package, however -- a thoughtful, elegiac, time- and country-hopping emotional epic about female friendship and mortality -- is, to me, a substantially dark and meditative story that only in moments captures bright joy and breezy romantic ephemera. Read more: Books, Book Reviews, Gina Frangello, J. Ryan Stradal, Women's Fiction, Books News ... More
- Monica Edinger: Coming Soon: Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale
- Leslie Handler: Good Read for a Cold Winter’s Day
- Off The Shelf: 13 Significant Books on Civil Rights for Martin Luther King Jr. DayMartin Luther King Jr. Day presents an important opportunity to reflect on the progress made since the Civil Rights Movement, as well as to meditate on how best to address inequalities that persist to this day. Read more: Books, Book List, Book Reviews, Martin Luther King Day, Martin Luther King, Civil Rights, Black Lives Matter, Books News ... More
- Off The Shelf: Giving New Life to an Old StoryTyphoid Mary. It is a name so well-known it has become an idiom in American English, referring to a transmitter not just of disease, but of anything harmful or catastrophic. But who was Typhoid Mary? In her rich, sympathetic, provocative historical novel Fever, Mary Beth Keane explores the woman behind the infamy. Read more: Books, Book Reviews, Typhoid Mary, Historical Fiction, Manhattan, Books News ... More
- Off The Shelf: Listen to the Kids! 12 Memorable Novels With Child NarratorsIf we listen closely, children can remind us of what is truly important in life and refresh our jaded, grown-up viewpoints. These twelve inspiring, funny, and memorable novels, narrated by children, are exemplary of the notion that kids, while they can say the darndest things, are often wise beyond their years. Read more: Books, Book Reviews, Book Lists, Kids, Kids Books, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Emma Donoghue, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Books News ... More
- Kirkus: The Most Anticipated Books of 2016
- Off The Shelf: An Electrifying Modern Classic About Growing Up and Growing Apart
- Off The Shelf: 11 Artfully Interwoven Episodic TalesThese eleven episodic novels do not follow traditional linear storylines, but don't think of them as short story collections either. Read as a whole, these narratives illuminate in their content and structure how we're more connected than we think. Read more: Books, Book Reviews, Book Lists, Short Stories, Junot Diaz, Alice Hoffman, Cloud Atlas, Olive Kitteridge, Books News ... More