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Nothing But the Truth
Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel | Avi
20 posts | 17 read | 11 to read
Ninth-grader Philip Malloy's suspension for humming "The Star-Spangled Banner" during homeroom becomes a national news story.
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Coueriamb
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1. This book INFURIATED me in 4th grade and I‘m still salty about it

2. Kitchen Nightmares. It‘s funny to me, anyway

3. Poppyseed bagel and cream cheese 👍

4. EST #eastcoastbeastcoast

5. Simple Green, or Green Shadow.

#friyayintro

LibrarianRyan Really I love this book. And see it so current even though it's 30 years old. 3mo
Coueriamb @LibrarianRyan - I haven‘t read it since I was 12-13 so you very well might be right. However the conclusion of the book made 12 year old me so angry that I still remember it and am angry about it lol 3mo
LibrarianRyan @Coueriamb that I get! That was some ending! 3mo
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LT_Kirsten
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Pickpick

One of the books from my childhood that I remembered vividly and acquired as an adult because I wanted to revisit them. Many held up pretty well, all things considered, and tackle more social and political justice issues than I expected. While I didn't focus as much on those as a kid, they definitely informed my thinking: messaging doesn't have to be overt to be effective.
#LitsyWeb #spoilertest

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LibrarianRyan
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I started out 2018 strong on my goal to read all Avi books. But then I ran out of audiobooks. 🙁 I‘ll be continuing this as well. Oh, and I think there is a new book to add to this list.

ProfReader Hi...I would like to know your thoughts about School of the Dead after you read it. 11mo
LibrarianRyan @ProfReader you will see them. It‘s one I haven‘t already read but I love the cover. 11mo
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RedSox1983

The only book I've read at least five different times. Always a great book about how our news media sometimes spins things out of control.

ProfReader This book is on my list to read. 11mo
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BooksMcD
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Pickpick

A story reminiscent of The 400 Blows by director François Truffaut, an excellent example of tailoring situations to fit personal agendas whether conscious of it or not and systems that fail the most vulnerable. Required reading when I was younger and I understand why now.

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LibrarianRyan
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Pickpick

5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ as if you haven't seen me repetitively posting about this book over the last few days. It's a short but meaningful novel. I love it all. How it speaks to and is still relevant to today.

Read my full really long review on GR if your interested.

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WanderingBookaneer
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LibrarianRyan Thank you thank you. Just finished it. Now to write my grown up review. Hopefully it's not a thesis. 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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PREACH!

AThousandLives87 Exactly!!! 2y
vkois88 I had this exact conversation earlier. Now I think I need to read this book! 2y
LibrarianRyan @vkois88 you do. You do! 2y
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vkois88 I'll have to check the little bookstore by my home 2y
KellyHunsakerReads So true! My husband is a middle school teacher. 2y
Songbird72 Truth!! 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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Okay. This dates the book. I'm surprised they were still doing telegrams in 1991.

kamoorephoto I actually remember getting one on my 10th birthday in 1984; we were on vacation, away from home (Hong Kong) in a hotel in, I think if I remember rightly, Malaysia, on our way back to England for the summer. My aunt sent me it to send birthday wishes. I also remember getting a VHS copy of ‘Flashdance‘ ✌🏼 2y
LibrarianRyan @kamoorephoto that is awesome!! 2y
tournevis I sent telegrams until about 1996, I think. 2y
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drokka Telegrams ended 14 July 2013. 2y
LibrarianRyan @drokka very cool. I would not have thought they lasted that long. 2y
Wife Never sent one or received one. Now I feel like I missed out 🤔 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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I firmly believe every school teacher and every adult with a child in school should read this book.

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LibrarianRyan
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How often this comes up in out current society. . .

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LibrarianRyan
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The evidence mounts.

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LibrarianRyan
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I love this book. Of course he doesn't feel great. You should see the arguments with the kids when we discuss this live.

CocoReads It‘s a great book. 2y
LibrarianRyan @CocoReads it so is. It's my 4th time reading it I think. It's part of my #avichallenge. 2y
CocoReads @LibrarianRyan I think I‘ve only read it once and that was a few years back. Quite a few years because I think I read it when my kids read it for school and they‘re almost 23 now. But I remember it being a great read. 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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I have always thought this book was important. I first read it in 1991. It's only now, a few decades later, that I truly see both sides, and how society has and is changing.

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LibrarianRyan
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Sound familiar? I love this book.

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Wife Never, but wouldn‘t it be interesting? 2y
LibrarianRyan @Wife exactly. This is one of my fav books. And each time I read it (normally every decade) I find new things to love. And I understand more. 2y
Wife Well, based on your recommendation, I‘ll just have to stack it! 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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1. Ridley Pearson YA And Middle grade
2. Hummmm. Song of the Dark Crystal in Hard cover (I think that's #2), odd and True, book jumper, strange the dreamer
3. Salty things. Gold fish (but not funny colors)
4. Almost anything. Not candles as I have scent allergies
5. Create things.
6. Ham and corn chowder
7. Cambodia, Vietnam
8. 80s fantasy: Dark Crystal, labyrinth, Neverending Story, princess bride, Explorers
9. See 8. Golden compass, HP

kamoorephoto I love your #8 💓💓💓 2y
TricksyTails I love 8 also! ♥️ 2y
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Lizpixie
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Just the facts, nothing but the facts! The last fact is unfortunately true, I had a bad relapse, my health took a huge nosedive and I could barely get out of bed. My thoughts were thinking more and more about how bad the future was going to be, and the only way out I could see was a handful of pills. Scary but true. Then I happened on Litsy, found so much support and understanding, it helped shake me out of that hole. Thank god.❤️❤️#20FactsAboutMe

Bambolina_81 That's a hard battle, thank you for sharing your facts X 2y
MrsMalaprop Wow. So glad to know you on here 😊👍 and so lucky to have you as my #summersantagoespostal match earlier this year. 😘📚🇦🇺 2y
LazyOwl Wow, so nice to hear about your life & another aussie. You seem like a very warm hearted person 2y
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Balibee146 You rock and thank you for sharing the important stuff. Been there too.... Much love to you xxx 2y
TrishB Glad something helped 💜 we all need that helping hand/shoulder/hug/book recommendation at some point. X 2y
scripturient ❤️❤️❤️ You rock, Liz. 😘😘 2y
Varshitha Thank you for sharing, I look forward to seeing all of your posts.. lots of love ❤️ 2y
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Jess_Read_This ❤️ @Lizpixie ❤️You make a Litsy a better place! I'm glad to have met you here. And I'm getting all my future ice cream recommendations from you now. 🍦💕 2y
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minkyb You used to own a lolly shop??? You've been holding out on us dearest. 😘 2y
AmyG Pssssst...I loathe summer, too. People look at me like I am an alien when I day that. ;) 2y
syasutake ❤️So glad you found Litsy when you did. ❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Litsy is such a wonderful community that I'm so happy to be a part of!!! I hate being at work because I miss y'all!! I know, I'm crazy!! 2y
thenamesbondvagabond So glad you are here! Hugs 💙 2y
Lizpixie @Bambolina_81 @LazyOwl @Balibee146 @TrishB @scripturient you all rock! I'm so thankful for this community, you hear so many bad stories about social media but thankfully book people really are the best people. Love you all😘❤️ @MrsMalaprop I loved stalking you & choosing gifts, I hope I chose right!🤞 @Varshitha @Kalalalatja @Hollie @monkeygirlsmama @Mimi28 @erinreads @ValerieAndBooks @cariashley @Bibliogeekery @Bookworm54 thankfull for you all❤️ 2y
Lizpixie @Jess_Read_This thanks lovely! Ice cream tragic right here for you!🍦 @LauraBeth me too! @minkyb yep, I made a post about it awhile ago, made my own chocolates & toffee apples too!🍭🍬🍭 @AmyG especially living in Australia, you're supposed to be a summer person😰 @syasutake me too❤️ @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks if you're crazy, I'm crazy too! Love being here so much❣️🙌 @thenamesbondvagabond I thank each day that I found Litsy. Hugs & kisses to y'all 2y
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moranadatter I'm glad you're here! You're one of my favorite Littens. 💙 the ice cream posts. 2y
LibrarianRyan I'm just now seeing this but I have tagged one of my all time favorite books. 2y
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wingedsnails
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Snow means it's the perfect time to start a new book!

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LibrarianRyan
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Pickpick

I have loved this book since the first time I read it. My fist stint picking books for a youth book club. A group of ultra conservative parents protested because this book was "too political" for their 5th -8th graders. We read it anyway. #photodaynov16 #politicalfiction

LibrarianRyan I should say they complained about all 9 books I chose. I was taking over for a beloved lady who was leaving. And letting more kids into the group. Common Sense Media was new and ultra conservative. One of the parents looked up all the titles i picked and complained about them all. With out reading the books. My manager had to read them all and approve. 3y
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