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RachelO
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#NewClassic #BBRC #readaroundtheworld #SouthAfrica

When toddler Dineo falls seriously ill, her older siblings set off on the long walk to find their mother, who‘s working in Johannesburg. This was written to help children understand what life under apartheid actually meant, and I‘m sorry to say I learnt so many things from it. I took particular note of the schoolchildren marching in the streets and striking from school as their learning only 👇

RachelO equipped them to become servants. Naidoo herself regrets that her own schooling as a white South African never encouraged her to think or question or even truly see the situation around her. (edited) 2w
LibrarianRyan Wow. Sounds heavy. I‘ll have to look into it. 2w
RachelO @LibrarianRyan It‘s definitely MG level - it packs a lot of information in but keeps things ultimately hopeful and not-too-grim. Written in 1985. 2w
BookwormAHN Heavy but hopeful. I'll also look into it. 2w
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BookwormAHN
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Pickpick

First book down for #24b4Monday This was a really cool little story that I should have read earlier 🎃
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid
#ScaryScavengerHunt about Halloween & a pumpkin on the cover #Halloween
#BBRC #MiddleGrade #NewClassic
@LibrarianRyan @RachelO

LibrarianRyan 😁❤️👍🏻 4w
BookwormAHN @TheReadingMermaid you missed this one 3w
TheReadingMermaid Got it 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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LauraJ
Doll Bones | Holly Black
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Pickpick

Engaging ghost story, but the scariest stuff the characters have to deal with is puberty.
#bbrc #middlegrademadeeasy #newclassic
#24b4Monday #teamstoker #scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 4w
LibrarianRyan Yeahh 4w
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4thhouseontheleft
The Skin I'm in | Sharon Flake
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Pickpick

#bbrc #mgme #newclassic

Maleeka is a bright middle schooler who comes from an impoverished home, & is constantly teased over her dark complexion. As a result, she struggles with low self-esteem and finding her identity. It‘s complexity & depth make this a great book for a MS novel study.

Maya is currently working on an identity project to finish up this unit. We both loved the book, and it has spurred some wonderful dinner conversations.

LibrarianRyan 👍 😂 😁 😂 1mo
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4thhouseontheleft
The Skin I'm in | Sharon Flake
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Taking a break from Halloween and #screamathon reading to read the current novel study in Maya‘s Language Arts class.

I‘m going to count this for #bbrc #mgme #newclassic - I think it fits that prompt?

With a huge step count after handing out campaign flyers today, I‘m also not moving the rest of the night, and enjoying a salted caramel 🍎 cider! #brcr4

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 1mo
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Ddzmini
Number the Stars | Lois Lowry
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Kshakal One of my favorite books when I was growing up!! 2mo
LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 Such a good book. 2mo
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Shakespearience
Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Pickpick

I have been on a kindness kick lately so this really hit the spot. I enjoyed this middle grade read, though I wasn‘t always a fan of the shifting character POVs being in chunks. Guess I am used to POVs switching by chapter not section. Putting this down for my #middlegrade read in #bbrc because this popped up as a #newclassic #mgme

Macker11 This was such a cute read 💛 3mo
jb72 Cool 😎 I need to update my list this weekend. 3mo
LibrarianRyan 👍🏻❤️😁 3mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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Pickpick

Loved listening to the author read this as Neil Gaiman has one of the best voices/accents around. I hadn‘t thought about this in years, and it was creepier than I remembered (from the movie, so) and enjoyed this. #bbrc #middlegrade #newclassic #readmyowndamnbooks @LibrarianRyan

Avidreader25 He has the best voice! 3mo
gossamerchild I love this book so much! 3mo
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LibrarianRyan
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Love, love, love this #newclassic.

This cover change was probably due to time between book 1 and 2. Books 2 and 3 were never as popular as book 1.

#bbrc
#coverchanges

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Ddzmini
AA Is for Aardvark | Mark Shulman
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1) I‘ve already completed the #BBRC #beyonddickandjane section
2) the #A-z
3) the #yeah-baby prompts any of those
4) the #middlegrade #newclassic (writtenafter1980)
5) the discovery of witches (not a movie but I really liked the mini-series/ Dune 🥰😍📖😋 🎥
6) I don‘t know 🤷‍♀️ I‘ve liked both interpretations 😖
7) @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan For you MG new classic maybe try One if the following. My fav book from childhood. (edited) 4mo
LibrarianRyan It‘s over 20 yo and still relevant. Oh so relevant. (edited) 4mo
LibrarianRyan This is really short. 4mo
Ddzmini Thank you @LibrarianRyan for the recommendations 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼📖😋 4mo
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