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Chelsibno

Joined February 2017

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." -- C. S. Lewis
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Peddler410 I touched on some things in other answers. Thank you @Chelsibno for hosting this one! (edited) 2y
mrp27 Thanks for hosting the discussion! 2y
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sblbooks I read the reviews but it didn't change my opinion. 2y
Peddler410 I didn‘t— I kind of went into this blind; although I remember hearing about the book when it was released and wanting to read it. 2y
mrp27 I went in blind and read reviews after I completed the book. The reviews didn't really change my mind but they definitely gave me something to think about. 2y
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sblbooks I have mixed feelings. While I'm glad that there are more books out there with characters who have cerebral palsy, this one was not my favorite. Ellie had a lot of internal negativity about her disability. Ellie's friend Bert was also treated very negatively because of his autism. I wish they had a different plot. I've read several books with the same kid with a disability moves to a new school storyline. 2y
Peddler410 I enjoyed the book - I listened to it. I did have a problem with the aide at the start. I think I can understand Ellie‘s negativity. I also connected with Ellie in regards to her relationship with her grandpa - my grandma had Alzheimer‘s. Things got really scary and my mom moved in with my grandparents for awhile. By the end of the book, I was hoping for a companion story. I would like to see what comes next for all three characters @sblbooks (edited) 2y
mrp27 I enjoyed the book. So important to have representation in books. But after reading some reviews I can see some of the issues better. 2y
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Peddler410 Ellie has to rely on others for certain things. Baking is something she does for herself. Winning that ribbon, I think, validates her self worth in her own mind. 2y
mrp27 I have to agree 100% with @Peddler410 Baking is the one thing Eliie can do all on her own. 2y
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Peddler410 You can have the perfect cookie but if the audience/time isn‘t right it can fall flat. This is true with many things. Just because something is perfect doesn‘t mean it fits the situation. 2y
mrp27 I agree that there is a certain time and place for everything but as a Cookie Monster myself I wonder how anyone can not be "feeling" a cookie at any given time especially if it's a good one! ? 2y
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sblbooks Everyone needs to find something they're good at; somewhere they can excel. Cooking is Ellie's happy place. 2y
Peddler410 Baking requires getting the right ingredients together in the right amounts. I think this was the perfect activity for Ellie to have in this story. She had to find the right mix/balance to move forward in her new home. 2y
mrp27 Baking is creative and creating something out of ingredients is empowering. 2y
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Peddler410 Coralee focuses so much on coming from the trailer park and being set apart. I think this gave them their common ground to start from but really it was their unique personalities that came together and allowed their friendship to grow. 2y
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Peddler410 Ellie has a strong sense of who she is; Bert is very detail oriented; Coralee has a way of seeing things as they are and working with it. 2y
mrp27 They are all accepting of one another which allows each person to shine in their own strengths. Ellie is strength, Bert is analytical and Coralee is sociable. 2y
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Peddler410 They all face family issues. 2y
mrp27 Coralee is dealing with abandonment, Bert is dealing with bullying and Ellie is dealing with the mental illness of a loved one. 2y
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sblbooks I don't believe a Ellie needed help all day at this point, in her life. It's totally understandable to me that she would be frustrated. Her mom and caregiver constantly dismiss her opinions. 2y
Peddler410 I have been the aide and I encounter situations at my schools. I‘ve also had a taste of this as a kid. In 5th grade I broke my leg, at a time when schools didn‘t have elevators (80‘s). I had to have some accompany me everywhere while I was on crutches. It sucked. It‘s important for students in Ellie‘s situation to have a voice. (edited) 2y
Peddler410 As the aide, there were times I feel the student I was assigned to work with would have done well without my presence but that was never my call to make. It surprised me when Ellie‘s side at the start of the story was the one making the decision as to what should be included in her file. 2y
mrp27 I think I would have felt the same as Ellie. Everyone needs to fell they have some self autonomy. 2y
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Peddler410 Mom wants to mother; Ellie recognizes the struggles grandpa must be feeling and can empathize from her own experiences. 2y
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sblbooks Ellie's grandfather has Alzheimer's that affects his memory. Ellie has Cerebral Palsy that that affects her Mobility. They both have to struggle with the way other people treat them. 2y
Peddler410 Grandpa struggles with memory and not being able to do things he used to do. Ellie‘s struggles are physical. Both deal with the way others treat them, not having control over what happens to them. 2y
mrp27 Agree with all the above. Ultimately they both know their limitations but want to be able to make decisions for themselves about themselves and their care. 2y
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sblbooks Ellie's mom is too overprotective! I believe that has contributed to Ellie's negative internal dialogue that we see throughout the novel. 2y
Peddler410 I agree @sblbooks Ellie wants her independence and mom is not ready. 2y
mrp27 Mom is so used to being a warrior advocate for her daughter that she's failing to realize that Ellie can start advocating for herself. 2y
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LibrarianRyan I have not even received my books yet. So I have not read it yet. But it and the rest of the books for the summer are on the way. 2y
JaclynW I'm behind! I finally got the book from the library (on hold!), then I went on a road trip. I will try to catch up this week! 2y
mrp27 Same... My Libby hold just barely arrived, still reading. 2y
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Chelsibno Lol, I was totally going to make this a discussion question and then totally forgot when I sat down to write all of them. “What format did you read this book in? How do you think the format affected the reading experience?” I first read it as an ebook over a year ago, then listened to the audiobook last week. I loved hearing the characters‘ voices in the audiobook and felt like certain scenes were more emotional in that format. 2y
Daisey I read this in paperback but I‘ve also had the audio on my library list for a while, so I may need to listen to at least part of it for comparison. I like physical for alternating timelines so I can jump back and forth if needed to check details. 2y
Lmstraubie @Daisey @Chelsibno I listened to the audio. I really liked having the different narrators, but think it would have been helpful to have a physical copy as well when I was trying to remember the time frames. 2y
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Lmstraubie I was very upset over the death if Isabelle's friend. I actually got angry at the author lol I kept thinking, "Why did you do this to a child and not an adult?!?!?" But I guess that was the reality of the situation. 2y
JaclynW I read this in hardcover format, which I liked. I did flip back and forth several times to see timelines. I love audiobook and this sounds like it would be interesting to try that way too. @Chelsibno @Daisey @Lmstraubie 2y
JaclynW @Lmstraubie I was also angry that Ivan died!! 😭😭😭 No! Why??? So unfair. But probably realistic. The grandpa sacrificing himself made me sad too. I was SO hoping they would all be free together. 😢 @Daisey @Chelsibno 2y
JaclynW @Chelsibno Thank you for providing great questions and a space for us to discuss this amazing book. @Lmstraubie Thank you for choosing this book! My son (14 yrs. old) has been begging me to read it for months. He has read most of this author's work and loves it all. This book provided a really nice discussion this morning at breakfast with my family, so thank you. @Daisey @Lmstraubie @Chelsibno Thank you for sharing your insights, I value them. 2y
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Lmstraubie I didn't have a favorite, but if pressed I would pick Muhammad. My heart broke for all of them, but especially with Muhammad being so responsible all the time and that moment when he just wants to be a little boy... 2y
JaclynW I don't know if I had a favorite either. They were each amazing in their own way. The things they faced are extraordinary and so difficult. I loved each of their stories and how they responded to each situation. It felt very real, very human and thus relatable. It was easy to feel like you were right along with them. @Lmstraubie 2y
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Lmstraubie It gave me moments of pause to think about how much happens in the time frame, even when it seems like nothing is happening. Some journeys are long, some are short, but they were all harrowing. 2y
JaclynW The time table helps put it into perspective. Again, thos could be a great teaching tool to compare and contrast the stories and time passed and what occurs in this time. @Lmstraubie All harrowing indeed. 2y
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Daisey Sometimes I have a hard time with this kind of story and I just want to read each timeline straight through. However, I felt the parallels that were carefully built in this story made the alternating timelines work incredibly well. For me, this parallel structure gave me a better and more understanding perspective towards modern refugees. I think that was part of the goal, to show how history often repeats and how we should learn to be better. 2y
Lmstraubie Well said @Daisey I agree. I think the whole purpose of him writing this way was to show the connections and similarities between the expiriences. 2y
JaclynW I love stories written this way! I love to see the parallels and make connections. I tend to read the book faster too because I'm anxious to hear the next part in each story. @Daisey @Lmstraubie The author did do an excellent job at showing the similarities, how history repeats and (I think, most importantly) that this is STILL an issue today that we should be mindful of. I loved how the author points out at the end how we can help. I think ⬇️ 2y
JaclynW That's great to get kids thinking of how to take action to help others. Books like this are such great teaching tools. You learn history, current events and empathy. Bravo to the author! 👏 @Lmstraubie @Daisey 2y
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Refugee | Alan Gratz
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Lmstraubie The unknown. And acceptance. Their treatment throughout their lives and journeys made it hard for them to know what to expect. 2y
JaclynW @Lmstraubie So much is unknown! That is terrifying. So much is foreign too - the language, culture, customs and traditions. Can they fit in? Will they be accepted? Can they still be themselves? Do they have to give up their language, culture, customs and traditions? Will things ever be "normal" again? Will they live in fear of that happening again? I bet they also miss their home, their country, their people. Man. It would be so difficult. 2y
Lmstraubie @JaclynW I can't even begin to wrap my head around it (and hope I will never have to). 2y
JaclynW @Lmstraubie Agreed. 2y
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Daisey I thought the combination of hope and despair with this word was powerful in this story. It starts out as hopeful, a feeling of being close to success. Then as time goes on it comes to mean less and less as it is just an excuse to make people wait. 2y
Lmstraubie It was especially powerful in Josef's and Isabelle's stories. 2y
JaclynW @Daisey @Lmstraubie Extremely powerful! It's funny how a word can carry two meanings/feelings that are so polar opposite. I wonder how that carried on for the rest of their lives. Did they see it as positive overall? Or dread and despair whenever they heard the word? 2y
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Lmstraubie I think it shows up best through Muhamad's story. He had to constantly decide when it was best to lay low and when it was best to be seen. Their safety depended on both. 2y
JaclynW @Lmstraubie Yes, exactly! What a mature thing for Mahmoud to have to figure out. To a degree, I think we all come to some sort of this realization. In the way it is portrayed in this story is extreme, but real (unfortunately). 2y
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Daisey Josef‘s journey was the safest and most comfortable. Isabel and Mahmoud‘s were more similar to me in the type of smaller boat. Isabel‘s group had the most control over their own situation in building and traveling in the boat. 2y
Lmstraubie I agree with @Daisey I do have to say I was a bit confused as to Josef's journey. I kept thinking what is going to happen to that captain upon his return to Germany. 2y
JaclynW @Lmstraubie @Daisey I agree with you both. Isabel and Mahmoud's journeys were so dangerous! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time! To hear the facts at the end of the book about how many died at sea is just so terribly sad to me. Josef's journey did seem in some ways easier....but...in the end several of those passengers ended up dying in concentration camps. I also thought the St. Louis journey was odd. I'd never heard about it. 2y
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Daisey @JaclynW One of the many things I appreciated about this book was the story of the St. Louis. I had heard of it and knew they had been turned away from the U.S., but I had never read the specifics. 2y
JaclynW @Daisey It is always nice to hear more details. I loved learning more. It is really difficult for me to imagine countries turning away refugees. It isn't their fault necessarily that they are leaving their country. I'm sure they'd rather stay if things were safe and prosperous. Any of us would want to leave an unsafe place to protect ourselves and our family. Having the 3 perspectives here showed this still happens TODAY! I'm glad the author ⬇️ 2y
JaclynW @Daisey did this so there wasn't a false sense of reality. If it had just been Josef's story, kids reading it may have thought this was a "past" problem and that we've learned from past mistakes and that it doesn't happen like that anymore. I'm glad it was highlighted. 2y
Lmstraubie @JaclynW @Daisey That is such a valid point! It is so important with so many topics (thinking Native Americans) that kids know the present day situation and not always think this happens in the past. 2y
JaclynW @Lmstraubie @Daisey Yes! Civil Rights for example. True, it was an important historical event...but....we are still fighting for many of those EXACT SAME things today!!! And yes, most definitely Native Americans. I wasn't even taught the truth about the Native American people in school. My kids are though, that gives me hope. 2y
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Lmstraubie They have extremely difficult decisions to make every step of the way. They have to be strong, but they are also human which unfortunately leads to their children being the adult at some points. 2y
JaclynW @Lmstraubie I can't imagine as a parent the immense pressure and stress that they were each experiencing. To escape from dangerous situations and navigate foreign lands can seem almost impossible. To protect your family. Wow. I think the parent's change came when realizing they are just human and it is okay to rely on others. They faced so many harsh realities. 2y
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Lmstraubie Each of these kids has to grow up pretty fast. In each situation they had to take on a leadership or parent role at some point because the parents were unable to. 2y
JaclynW @Lmstraubie Agreed. It was sad to see the adults break down like that. But at the same time, their responses were very understandable, a total human response. It was great to see the kids rise to the occasion. 2y
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Lmstraubie Perseverance. They all kept going and tried to make the best of the situation. 2y
JaclynW @Lmstraubie Yes! Perseverance! I was amazed at their bravery to face what they had to face. That is a lot to take on for anyone. They were just kids. 😢 To persevere through all of that is amazing and inspiring. 2y
Lmstraubie @JaclynW It is heartbreaking that kids have to go through this 😕 2y
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Daisey All of them are facing violence and/or imprisonment for someone in their family if they stay. I found the way the author was able to keep the stories parallel in so many ways led to a greater impact. 2y
Lmstraubie @Daisey He did do a great job in the creation of the 3 stories. 2y
JaclynW @Daisey @Lmstraubie The author did an amazing job at creating the 3 stories. Yes, the violence and imprisonment was similar (the horrors!!). You were immediately rooting for each family to escape to safety. Each of the featured children grew up a lot during this short time, they had to deal with things most children don't have to experience. The way the author tied the 3 stories together was very clever and I don't think it felt too forced. 2y
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JaclynW I got my dates mixed up! For some reason I thought this discussion was a week later than it actually was. 😬 Oops! I'm 100 pages in and will hopefully finish and join in the discussion in a couple of days. 2y
Lmstraubie Thank you @Chelsibno for hosting! 2y
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Here is a closeup of two of the banned books on my bulletin board. @LiteraryinLititz

LiteraryinLawrence Thanks for the close up! 3y
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Here‘s my banned books week bulletin board. Each little banned sign describes the reasons a book was challenged or banned. Lifting up the flap allows you to see the cover of the book with its title and author listed below it.

LiteraryinLawrence How clever! Can you show us one close up? 3y
Chelsibno @LiteraryinLititz Sure! I won‘t be able to post it until Sunday. I‘ll be sure to tag you in it! 3y
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My banned books week book display! That poster took me forever to make! Yes, there are EXACTLY 50 stars and 13 stripes on it.

merelybookish Nice work! 😀 3y
Chelsibno @merelybookish Thanks! I was determined to make it look accurate, especially for one student who makes it his mission to point out others‘ typos, mistakes, etc. 3y
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This book was an emotional roller coaster, especially during the last hundred or so pages. I made the mistake of approaching these pages near bedtime, so all plans of sleeping were officially out the window. The story of what remains of a family trying to forget their grief through a non traditional lifestyle, and one daughter‘s journey to keep a promise and reclaim part of her past. I definitely recommend to anyone who loves an emotional read.

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Dragon Pearl | Yoon Ha Lee
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I enjoyed this great addition to the Rick Riordan Presents collection! I loved the focus on Asian myths and culture in a futuristic setting. Min is from a family of gumiho or fox spirits and desperately wants to join the Space Forces to get off her barren homeworld, Jinju. When her brother, a Space Forces cadet, is accused of desertion to search for the dragon pearl, she decides to leave Jinju to search for him and bring him home. #OwnVoices

MrBook Great review! 3y
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Invisible Emmie | Terri Libenson
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This was a nice read during one of my busiest times of the school year. I‘d been wanting to read this book ever since I saw its book fair commercial last year. I‘m not sure the label graphic novel really fits it. It feels more along the same vein as Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Dork Diaries. It‘s still an enjoyable and quick read. I can‘t wait to talk about it more during the #mgbuddyread

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The Birchbark House | Louise Erdrich
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Just finished listening to this #audiobook for this month‘s #mgbuddyread. This is actually my third time reading it. I first read the book back when it was nominated for the William Allen White Children‘s Book Award when I was 11 years old. I then reread it a few years ago, since I had fond memories of it. After the third reading, it‘s still as good as I remember it being the first time. #ownvoices #weneeddiversebooks

Lcsmcat I love her writing for adults, but didn‘t know she‘d written a children‘s book. 3y
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1. Fantasy
2. Hard cover
3. Library
4. BOTH!!!!
5. Romeo and Juliet
6. Physical copy

@MJSanty @Lmstraubie
#thisorthat

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The Family Under the Bridge | Natalie Savage Carlson
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A sweet, short children‘s book that is perfect for the holiday season. When Armand discovers a homeless family under his bridge, he reluctantly befriends them and allow them to share his space during the Christmas season. He soon becomes attached to them and decides to provide a home for them. I wasn‘t overly thrilled with how the Romani characters were viewed by some people, but it does reflect the unfair ways they have been historically treated.

Mdargusch I love any book illustrated by Garth Williams! 3y
Ericalambbrown @Mdargusch I was just going to say that! I loved the Little House books he illustrated that I grew up with. 3y
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New Year's Day | Edith Wharton
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I totally forgot to post this earlier this week. I managed to outdo my 2018 reading goal! True, I counted picture books, graphic novels, and audiobooks, but in my mind they count! I‘ve upped this year‘s goal to 300. I can‘t wait to read and discover new books this year!

BridgetteM Wow! Congratulations! 🎉🎈🎊 3y
Eyelit Excellent! 🎉👏📚 3y
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Rise of the Jumbies | Tracey Baptiste
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Wow! I think I like this book better than the first book! It explores some far more complex ideas than the first book concerning family, identity, memories, and history. I‘m not sure if Tracey Baptiste plan on writing more sequels, but if they‘re as good as this one, I‘m all in favor of more books!

Lmstraubie I met the author last spring. She is so full of enthusiasm. She had just written a Minecraft book with input from her son. 3y
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This was an awesome #graphicnovel! I loved the story and characters! The artwork was also great!

RebL This is recommended to me by one of the Teen Ambassadors I work with. 3y
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Patina | Jason Reynolds
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This was an awesome follow up to Ghost. Focusing on Patina, the story follows her as she is still adjusting to life at her new school, handing off several of her old responsibilities, and learning how to successfully run a relay with her new teammates. Going into the book, I loved Reynolds‘s dedication, “To all those who were passed the baton too young.” I think this is a great novel to discuss the ideas of teamwork & sharing responsibilities.

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Friday's Child | Georgette Heyer
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1. Read 300 books
2. My mom‘s special cheese ball recipe
3. Rogue from X-Men
4. December
5. High five to my niece!
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Dancing Home | Alma Flor Ada, Gabriel M. Zubizarreta
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This was an interesting #ownvoices read. Margie isn‘t happy when Lupe, her cousin from Mexico comes to live with her family. She feels worried that Lupe‘s lack of English language skills will bring back a lot of bullying from classmates. As the months pass by, Margie & Lupe manage to bond, & Margie comes to understand & feel proud that she is both American & Mexican.

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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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I loved this sequel! Leah is such an interesting character that I think a lot of readers can relate to. As someone who is bisexual, I appreciated the portrayal of a bisexual teen who is still in the closet and trying to navigate all the issues that come with that. I think readers who loved Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda will also enjoy this book.

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#mgbuddyread Here‘s the cover of the ebook edition I read. I‘ve also read two other editions of the book in the past. The original edition from my school library in 2001 and a 2014 edition in 2015.

Lmstraubie I like the ebook cover 🙂 3y
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I‘ve enjoyed the picture books for years, so it‘s exciting to see these characters in a beginners‘ chapter book! Rosie Revere is recruited by the Raucous Riveters, a group of ladies who built planes together during WWII, for a special engineering project. Can Rosie and her friends, Ada & Iggy, create an invention that will work? I enjoyed seeing these characters in a longer & more fleshed our story. I can‘t wait to see where this series goes!

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Amal Unbound | Aisha Saeed
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This was such an awesome read! Amal‘s story is spellbinding, making it difficult for me to stop listening when I had other things to do. Amal loves school & dreams of going to college & becoming a teacher. But when she must stay home from school to help her family & later becomes an indentured servant, her dreams of education seem over. The story shows many challenges faced by girls in countries like Pakistan. Definitely a must-read!

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Contenders | Peg Cheng
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I really enjoyed this wonderful middle grade novel. Eunice is a highly relatable protagonist. Intelligent, athletic, and empathetic, she also has plenty of flaws that she must learn to overcome throughout the story. Watching her growth as a character was definitely the best part of this middle grade book. #OwnVoices #MiddleGrade #DiverseReads

Chelsibno I also enjoyed the setting. Months ago, I read a string of middle grade and young adult novels with plots inundated with modern technology. This story had a splendidly timeless feel to it. I don‘t recall any explicit mention of internet, cellphones, or any other type of technology that might date the plot. Because of this, it feels like the events could be taking place in the seventies, eighties, nineties, or aughts, which was highly refreshing. 3y
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Matilda | Roald Dahl
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I‘m listening to the audiobook version of one of my favorite childhood reads. It‘s a lovely stroll down memory lane. I‘m loving Kate Winslet‘s narration!

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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The books I won in the #OctHPGiveaway arrived, and I‘ve given them a space on my shelf! I‘m so tickled to finally have a beautiful set of the series! I can‘t wait to read them all! Thank you @wanderinglynn for the awesome giveaway!

wanderinglynn My pleasure! Enjoy! ❤️ 4y
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Imagine | Juan Felipe Herrera
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So every week or two, I go into the public library and check out anywhere from 4-12 children‘s picture books or chapter books at a time. It‘s usually the same three people that help me checkout at the circ desk. Since I never have a child with me when I check out all these kid books and they don‘t know I‘m an elementary school librarian, I have to wonder what weird backstory have they come up with to explain my quirky checkout history?

Chelsibno This was especially true in library school when I took my resources and services for early learners and children classes. At that point, I was checking out anywhere from 10-30 picture books at a time. 4y
Nebklvr I dont have kids and everyone knows it but I always recommend picture books to people who are low or in a rut because they just make you smile! 😍 4y
Amie As a public library employee, I can assure you that you checking out kids books without a kid is probably the least odd thing those library workers are seeing during their day 😃 4y
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