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Daisey
Black Brother, Black Brother | Jewell Parker Rhodes
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This is another short but really great book by Jewel Parker Rhodes. I loved this story of biracial brothers who stick together and learn fencing. It describes some truly serious topics but balances it with the strength and support of close family and friends. I also appreciated the literary and historical references that elaborate on the message of the story.

#MiddleGrade #TRS2021

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Daisey
Black Brother, Black Brother | Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Not only did this book start out with a reference to one of my favorite books of all time, but near the end it references one of my favorite nonfiction books. The story of Alexandre Dumas‘s father is fascinating, and this is a perfect historical reference to bring together the integral aspects of this book.

#MiddleGrade #TRS2021

Pip2 I‘m reading the Count of Monte Cristp right now. That‘s really interesting! 1w
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Daisey
Black Brother, Black Brother | Jewell Parker Rhodes
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I‘m currently reading too many books, but I couldn‘t resist picking up this fairly short one while reading at school with my students today. It immediately pulled me in with a reference to Tolkien‘s LotR on the very first page. After a few chapters, I think it‘s going to be a somewhat difficult but important read, like the other books by Jewel Parker Rhodes I‘ve read.

#MIddleGrade #TRS2021 #BookSerendipity

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xicanti
Colours in the Steel | K. J. Parker
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Time for some K.J. Parker! I‘ve sat on this one for a looooooong time because I haven‘t been able to find the last book in the trilogy. I almost bought it used once, but I decided to come back the next day with some books to trade. By that time, it was gone. Poop. If I get invested enough in the first two, I guess I‘ll have to buy #3 new.

I ate sausage & barley soup while I started COLOURS IN THE STEEL. It looks like nothing but it‘s delicious.

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xicanti
Fence Vol. 3 | C S Pacat
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Well, I had to cancel my usual midnight sausages because it‘s a pain day and things got pretty bad this evening and I had to take to my bed for a while. Standing at the stove didn‘t seem like a great option after that.

I finished MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN, though, and I tore through vol 3 of FENCE! This was my favourite one yet. It took me to 10:36. #deweyoct #readathon

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GirlNamedJesse
Black Brother, Black Brother | Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Wow, this was a hard read. Not story-wise: it‘s captivating. But content-wise it is eye opening and heartbreaking. I loved the family dynamics, both bio and found, and enjoyed the fencing very much, too! Coach was, by far, my favorite character, and that last match was awesome!! ⚔️

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Fence | C S Pacat
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New sticker for my stamp pad ✨

Couldn‘t resist the sparkles!

Branwen OMG! 😍 2mo
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peanutnine
Fence Vol. 2 | C S Pacat
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I liked this one better than the first. It gets into a bunch of character backstories and through more of the team tryouts. I can't wait to find out who makes the team!

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peanutnine
Fence Vol. 1 | C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad, Joana LaFuente
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Cute graphic novel! I'm not usually into sports stories but this was well done. I liked the drawing style. It explained a lot about fencing but kept it interesting. The characters' backstories are intriguing and I can't wait to keep reading to find out more about them. Also the boys school they attend is super queer, I love it lol

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Fence Vol. 2 | C S Pacat
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Library haul achieved! I‘m super grateful the person who hogged the tagged book for weeks past the due date finally returned it so the rest of us could have a shot.