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Extraordinary Birds — Middle Grade Book Recommendation

Title:  Extraordinary Birds Author: Sandy Stark-McGinnis Publisher: Bloomsbury, April 30th, 2019 Ages: 8-12 Themes: birds, belonging, family, friendship, scars,foster homes, trauma, abandonment, hope, transgender Opening: At the third tier of branches, my heart starts to beat fast. Birds need a fast heartbeat. … Continue reading

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Ramona Blue – Book Recommendation

Title: Ramona Blue Author: Julie Murphy Publisher: Balzer & Bray, 2017 Themes: love, genderqueer, fluid sexuality, bisexualism, lesbianism, family, responsibility, labeling, poverty, swimming Age: 13+   Opening: This is a memory I want to keep forever: Grace standing at the stove of her parents’ … Continue reading

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Little Miss, Big Sis – Perfect Picture Book Friday

I had a different review planned for today, but as with the rest of the children’s book community, I am reeling  with the premature loss of one of our best. A year younger than me, Amy Krouse Rosenthal died of … Continue reading

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