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Home Front Girl by Joan Wehlen Morrison

*even war can’t stop teen troubles* Joan Wehlen grew up in the Chicago area in the years leading up to and during World War II. She was encouraged to write by more than one teacher -and she loved doing it- … Continue reading

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Drunk Tank Pink by Adam Alter

*learn important ideas with easy understanding* Getting right down to business by introducing the idea behind the title in the prologue, it’s impossible not to be intrigued from the get-go. How can you not want to know more about using … Continue reading

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Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies by Chris Kluwe

*football kicker scores multiple winning essays* This is one smart, funny, insightful, funny, social aware, and funny set of essays! It’s easy to read a whole bunch in one sitting, but you can also space them out to prolong your … Continue reading

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A Jane Austen Education: How six novels taught me about love, friendship, and the things that really matter by William Deresiewicz

*delightful new friend with shared interests* As a second-year graduate student in English, the author signed up for a class “Studies in the Novel” and found himself reluctantly reading Emma, his first Austen story. He had been confident Jane Austen … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Flock by Lauren Scheuer

*AHHHH! chickens are awesomely interesting creatures* Lauren and her family live in Upton, Massachusetts, a small rural town. So when Lauren decided to use her carpentry skills to make a hen house -and to get some chicks to live in … Continue reading

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