Category Archives: Fiction

El verano de las mariposas by Guadalupe García McCall, translated by David Bowles.

  El verano de las mariposas by Guadalupe García McCall, translated by David Bowles. Tu Books, 9781620147887, 2018. Format: Paperback Rating: 4 Genre:  Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure What did you like about the book? El verano de las mariposas mixes a variety of genres, making … Continue reading

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Strong Female Protagonist, Books 1 and 2, by Brennan Lee Mulligan, drawn by Molly Ostertag.

 Strong Female Protagonist, Book One, 2014, ISBN  9780692246184 and Book Two, 2018, ISBN 9780692906101, by Brennan Lee Mulligan, drawn by Molly Ostertag. Top Shelf Productions. Format: Paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Fantasy/superhero fiction What did you … Continue reading

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Cloud Hotel by Julian Hanshaw

   Cloud Hotel by Julian Hanshaw. Top Shelf, 2018. ISBN 9781603094252 Format: Paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre:  Graphic novel/fantasy What did you like about the book? The author, in a preface, explains … Continue reading

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Mechaboys by James Kochalka

by James Kochalka. Top Shelf, 2018. ISBN 9781603094238 Format: Paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Graphic novel/science fiction What did you like about the book? Impending high school graduation impels two misfit boys to … Continue reading

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Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim

Author: Karim, Sheba Title: Skunk Girl Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Copyright Date: 2009 ISBN: 9780374370114 Format: Book Rating: Excellent Grades: 7-10 Curriculum Framework: History and Social Sciences, English Genre: Realistic Fiction/Multicultural Review: As if things weren’t difficult enough for Nina … Continue reading

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“Four Seasons” by Jane Breskin Zalbin

“Four Seasons” by Jane Breskin Zalbin Alfred A. Knopf, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-375-86222-9 Format: Book Rating: Good Grades: 6-9 Told in four movements, Zalbin tells the story of 13-year-old Allegra Katz. As the daughter of a former opera star and a … Continue reading

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“Exposed” by Kimberly Marcus

“Exposed” by Kimberly Marcus Random House, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-375-86693-7 Format: Book Rating: Good Grades: 9-12 Liz is 16 years old, and loves taking photographs of unusual subjects, and developing her own film in the school’s darkroom. Seeing her thoughts and … Continue reading

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