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Saknicole
Banned Book Club | Kim Hyun Sook
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Pickpick

Great read for Banned Books Week. This is my first Alaska Battle of the Books read for the year. It was quick with some major impact in the brief story. I also appreciated learning about the South Korean political struggles. I had no idea about any of the political violence and fascism so recently in their past. #Bannedbooksweek #alaskabatleofthebooks #battleofthebooks #graphicnovels #bannedbooks #teachersoflitsy

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Saknicole
Banned Book Club | Kim Hyun Sook
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Excellent! I just picked it up tonight and love it. An Alaska HS Battle of the Books selection for the year. Also just in time for Banned Books week. I‘m reading F451 with my juniors and this book is getting me excited for my censorship lecture! #battleofthebooks #bannedbooks #Korea #GraphicNovel #teachersoflitsy

Kimberlone I want to read this! 3mo
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diovival
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diovival
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First up in my #battleofthebooks prep. We've divvied up the competition book list between the three teammates. Off to a good start. Feels really nice to be reading again. #leftonread

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Zoe-h
The Skin I'm in | Sharon Flake
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Mehso-so

This book didn‘t suck but I just wasn‘t feeling it. I didn‘t really like Maleeka all that much and I just felt like the writing wasn‘t that clear at a lot of points. I‘m really disappointed by the fact my school picked this for a #BattleOfTheBooks book when it is filled with so many trigger warning worthy things. I.e, child abuse, arson, toxic friendships, suicide jokes, racism, body-shaming, and those are just the ones off the top of my head. 3⭐️

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Zoe-h
Elephant Run | Roland Smith
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Panpan

Man, am I glad I‘m done with this book. If this hadn‘t been for #BattleOfTheBooks I would have bailed before page 100. Absolutely nothing happened. 319 pages of nothing. 2⭐️

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Zoe-h
Our Only May Amelia | Jennifer L. Holm
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Mehso-so

Gosh, I finally finished this. I would have bailed immediately if this hadn‘t been for #BattleOfTheBooks . There weren‘t any quotation marks around the dialogue. Why? What is the point of that? It was nearly impossible to get through, because of that, and it just felt like a knockoff Little House in the Big Woods. It did get better as it went along, though. 3⭐️

Smrloomis Ugh, no quotation marks 🤦🏻‍♀️ 😕 12mo
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Zoe-h
City of Orphans | Greg Ruth, Avi
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Mehso-so

I read this one for my school‘s #BattleOfTheBooks . It was fine. Nothing special. I didn‘t really understand most of the MC‘s decisions. I. Never really got into this. I read this book because the MC is a newsie, and Newsies is one of my all time favorite musicals, but there was hardly any. newsie-ing. There were maybe 3 paper hawking scenes and they all had the exact same dialogue. 3⭐️

megnews It‘s been awhile since I read this but I read it for the same reason as you and recall feeling similarly. 12mo
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Saknicole
Secondhand Summer | Dan L. Walker
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This morning I subbed for gym class during my prep. I read a minute or row during change out. This is an awesome read about a young man growing up in Anchorage after moving from a Kenai cabin due to his father‘s sudden death. Autobiographical with descriptions that really capture Alaska in the 60‘s. Also I‘m biased since he was our neighbor growing up, and @Kimberlone had him as a teacher. #ya #alaska #localauthor #teachersoflitsy

Saknicole Also featuring my Battle of the Books Book marks that I laminated this year… or rather @Tamrawear laminated for me! #battleofthebooks 1y
Kimberlone Yay! I want to read still 1y
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thebluestocking
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Mehso-so

Decently cute middle grade book on this year‘s Battle of the Books list for 3rd/4th graders. #battleofthebooks