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Joined October 2018

You‘re never too old for picture books
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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On deck for the #DashingDecember readathon I have this lineup. I‘m especially excited about The Snow Ball which was on my Christmas TBR last year too, but I couldn‘t find a copy of anywhere then. Even Amazon! I was thrilled when my library got a copy this year! Thanks for hosting @Andrew65

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White Christmas | Emma Lee-Potter
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Misty, thank you so much for the beautiful card! It totally made my day when this arrived! ❤️🎄🎅

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are so welcome!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2h
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Gameplayers | Stephen Bowkett
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Cold Night: A Christmas Fable | Emanuele Bertossi
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#FestivePhotoChallenge Day 8 #ColdNightIn I love it when challenges give me new books to add to my list! Just requested this one from the library after looking up today‘s prompt. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

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So Much Synth | Brenda Shaughnessy
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TheSpineView Great choice! Too bad we can't just stop time! 8h
IndoorDame @TheSpineView that would be so useful! 8h
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Lore Olympus: Volume One | Rachel Smythe
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Incredible fantasy art really brings this story to life and brings the cast of Mt. Olympus into the present moment. I can‘t wait for the next installment! #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

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#FestivePhotoChallenge Day 7 #SantaHatOrElfShoes
I have fond childhood memories of this story. I‘m hoping my library hold comes in early enough that I can actually reread it this holiday season, but for today I‘ll have to settle for a cover shot. @StayCurious

StayCurious I remember this one! 16h
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This definitely lived up to its potential. It was dark and enchanting, and really did feel like you‘d stepped into a Russian folk tale and experienced it coming to life. #YABuddyRead #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @megnews @StayCurious

megnews I‘ve only read a few chapters but loving it so far. Looking forward to discussion. 1d
IndoorDame @megnews me too! 1d
StayCurious Looks interesting! 16h
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MadelineMcCrae I just finished this book a week-ish ago and loved it! Unfortunately, I‘m in the middle of finals and am having to out off reading the second book😢 12h
IndoorDame @MadelineMcCrae good luck with finals! 12h
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I couldn‘t find the author on Litsy. His name is Richard Hunt. #lamp #poetrymatters @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Oh... good one!😍😍😍 1d
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The simple language of this collection is deceptive. These pieces are moving, gut wrenching, and incisive. Paired with an astute academic introduction on black Appalachian identity and history, bell hooks is definitely an author I‘m going to be on the lookout for in the future. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious #booked2021

StayCurious If there are any poems that are 2 pages or more, count them as an individual story - you could get a lot of points! 16h
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Big Apple Diaries | Alyssa Bermudez
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I would definitely recommend this to a middle grader, but it doesn‘t have that spark that also speaks to adult readers. On the whole this is a coming of age piece written mostly diary style. This is a good way to introduce young people to 9/11. The planes actually hit towards the end of the book, so you‘re already invested in the characters, & it doesn‘t go too much into the fallout of the tragedy. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

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The Lonely Doll | Dare Wright
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I definitely wouldn‘t read this to kids today. It has a slightly creepy vibe, and the main little girl/doll character is way over sexualized for no apparent purpose. But I‘m still glad I picked it for one of my #Booked2021 prompts, and I‘m still giving it a pick. The photography is actually really striking. And it resonated really strongly with me. I‘m not 💯 sure if I actually read part of this series as a child,⬇️⬇️⬇️

IndoorDame or if these kinds of scenes and images were just so endemic that it feels like I did. Either way I feel like I just found a little puzzle piece, which is always a pick in my book. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers #TBRRead @StayCurious 2d
Chrissyreadit This cover reminds me of a book I had when I was little about a doll hospital. And then this week I read a book about trafficking with a “doll hospital” that made me wonder about the 70‘s. 2d
IndoorDame @Chrissyreadit Yeah, weird how different things were. I looked up the author after I read this. This one was published in 57 and apparently became a popular series of like 10 books. They went out of print for a while and then there was another run of them in the 80s. One of them may have actually had a doll hospital. They all had that same doll from the cover and her little family of 2 specific teddy bears. (edited) 2d
StayCurious Your reviews are always so smart - I love reading them 16h
IndoorDame @StayCurious thank you! 🥰 15h
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Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa | Donna L. Washington
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I don‘t think this one was something special, but it was really sweet, and I can see the story appealing to and being educational for kids as young as 3 or 4. There‘s even an appendix that lays out how each of the values of Kwanza is played out in the story, and then challenges kids to find more examples. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

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The art in this graphic memoir is freestyle, without the panels usually in graphic novels, and it ended up feeling like you were being invited into the author‘s head, like you got a peek at her personal sketchbooks or something. The whole thing felt very authentic. I went into it sort of blind so I hadn‘t realized that a major element is her recounting her grandmother‘s stories from the holocaust, but I thought that element was handled well too.

StayCurious you're reading such a variety of books! 16h
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Grandma's Gift | Eric Velasquez
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#FestivePhotoChallenge #WrapItUp
A 5⭐️ children‘s #HolidayRead! This does a perfect job of capturing sophisticated ideas like the feeling of switching neighborhoods in NYC, the experience of growing up in a bilingual family, the importance of keeping holiday traditions alive, & the profound affect art can have on both children & adults, all using pictures, language, & brevity appropriate for very young readers.
#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

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Winter Games | Kyell Gold
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Points Breakdown:

Early Bird Points - 50
Holiday Reads - 300
Impulse Reads - 10
Word Search - 3,040
Icebreaker Game - 2,400
Festive Photo Challenge - 65
Holiday Traditions - 40
Readathons - 983
Posts - 16

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

melissajayne The first week ends tomorrow 3d
IndoorDame @melissajayne my team got a reminder post to get scores up by tonight. Anyway, the totals will be the same no matter which week you count today‘s points towards. 3d
melissajayne @IndoorDame my spreadsheet said 12/1-12/7 3d
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IndoorDame @melissajayne 🤷🏻‍♀️I guess if you‘re worried about it you could always ask your team captain. Happy reading! 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2d
StayCurious You did so amazing this week! Great job! 16h
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#HolidayTradition Chanukiyah lit up in the window for the eighth night of Hanukkah. #FestivePhotoChallenge day 5 #ByCandlelight @StayCurious

megnews Beautiful. Happy Hanukkah! 3d
IndoorDame @megnews thank you! 3d
TheBookHippie 💙Happy Hanukkah!!! Just beautiful ! 3d
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IndoorDame @TheBookHippie thank you!! 3d
Chrissyreadit Happy Hanukkah! I love your candles and Menorah 💙 3d
IndoorDame @Chrissyreadit thank you! 💕 3d
CarolynM Happy Hanukkah! 3d
Leftcoastzen Beautiful! Happy Hanukkah! 3d
Deifio Happy Hanukkah! Looks beautiful 3d
StayCurious so beautiful! 16h
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Freedom Like Sunlight | J. Patrick Lewis
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TheSpineView Rather haunting feel to this one. Great choice! 😍 3d
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5⭐️! This collection of solstice folktales from around the world is really well written and is appropriate for kids and adults alike. In addition to the tales themselves you get a bit of background on the culture each tale is from, and an epilogue with games, traditions, and songs that look fun, meaningful, easy to adopt, and completely nondenominational. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

ju.ca.no That sounds so good!😍 4d
StayCurious really cool! 16h
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#FestivePhotoChallenge #BookandChill #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

Tea and book in bed, and a chapter titled “The Pull-Together Morning“. Seems like the right way to start a freezing cold day.

Hestapleton This looks SO COZY. 5d
Texreader Perfect!! 5d
wordslinger42 So cozy! That's pretty much my plan for the day, too 😂 5d
StayCurious I hope you enjoyed this cozy time! 16h
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Shirt in Heaven | Jean Valentine
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TheSpineView Great imagery! 😍😍😍 5d
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The Nancys | R.W.R. McDonald
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This has been on my TBR for ages, and fortuitously ended up on my December list, I didn‘t even realize it was a #HolidayRead until I started it. It‘s a very satisfying modern day homage to Nancy Drew. Not exactly a believable mystery, but easy to loose yourself in and loads of fun. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

StayCurious Wow I love this premise! 5d
CarolynM Such a fun book. I need to read the sequel soon 5d
IndoorDame @CarolynM oooh, I didn‘t know there was a sequel out. Fun! 5d
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TheSpineView Thoughtful poem.❤❤❤ 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤍🤍🤍 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Alina, is your address still the same? 5d
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The Last of the Spirits | Chris Priestley
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Eventually I‘m going to have to read the original, but I don‘t think I missed anything since popular culture is so rife with interpretations. I definitely liked this. My only real criticisms were that it seemed a bit dark for middle grade, and the ending seemed a bit rushed. #MGBuddyRead #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @megnews @StayCurious

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Ramadan Moon | Na'ima B. Robert
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This definitely gives you a feel for the holiday, and is very educational. And the illustrations do a decent job of inviting you into a religion that doesn‘t have a uniform feeling since it‘s practiced all over the globe. But I got the sense the author was trying to capture a sense of magic that didn‘t totally come through in the words or the pictures. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

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The Nutcracker in Harlem | T. E. McMorrow
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5⭐️! This rendition of the traditional ballet is set during the Harlem Renaissance is definitely one of my favorite versions that ever I‘ve seen/read. The illustrations are incredibly expressive, and it has the energy of the Nutcracker really coming to life. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

StayCurious Wow so unique 16h
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This was a fabulous middle grade holiday story about the kind of large disorganized family all kids dream about. Set in Canada, this slightly unconventional family has their holiday traditions disrupted due to a massive power outage. As they got by in less than ideal circumstances I found it easy to fall in love with them. I highly recommend it. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

StayCurious Yay set in Canada! Did you think of me? 😛 6d
IndoorDame @StayCurious of course! 6d
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One of my #HolidayTraditions is reading this, but apparently I‘ve been reading it to my students for the past few years cause I didn‘t realize my local library system doesn‘t have a copy. It sort of shocked me since I think of this as a classic. I‘m teaching online this year & couldn‘t grab it from the school library, so I ended up listening to a YouTube read aloud. It was actually cool to hear a full audio version with howling wind & everything.

StayCurious Cool that you got to read it in another medium🙂 6d
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Silent Night | Lara Hawthorne
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This is the words of the hymn and some background on where it comes from accompanying beautiful illustrations. I‘m glad this came up as my #doublespin this month! @TheAromaofBooks #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious +26 pts

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6d
StayCurious Pretty illustrations 6d
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Santa's Husband | Daniel Kibblesmith, A P. Quach
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#FestivePhotoChallenge Day 2 #RedandWhite
#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

This was a really adorable Christmas book written to teach kids positive inclusive values. If you ever meet Santa at the mall and wonder why he looks a little different, it‘s because that‘s not really Santa, it‘s his husband helping out. (And in case you wondered, down at the North Pole they employ fair labor practices for all their elves).

StayCurious So cute! 6d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That looks like such a sweet read. 💚❤️ 6d
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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My December #bookspinbingo board looks like it should be a lot of fun! Thanks for hosting @TheAromaofBooks !

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!! 7d
megnews Flying Couch was very good. 3d
IndoorDame @megnews oh awesome! I‘m excited about that one! Picking it up from the library tomorrow 😁 3d
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Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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My #bookspin turns out to be one of my #lmpbc books this month. Very fortuitous! And my #doublespin is a library hold picture book I‘ve heard great things about!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7d
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Game on | Jonny Zucker
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LibrarianRyan yes we do 😁 1w
TheSpineView 👍📖🤩😉 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww you‘re so sweet! 😘❤️ it makes my day to know this!! (edited) 1w
TheAromaofBooks ❤ ❤ ❤ 1w
StayCurious This is so great! Thanks for playing! 1w
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We Are Water Protectors | Carole Lindstrom
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I saw @JoyBlue ‘s review of this and had to read it for myself. The artwork is really out of this world! I would recommend parents and teachers plan to discuss this one with their kids as the whole book makes use of an extended metaphor that may need explanations. #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious +11pts

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover ❤️ 1w
StayCurious Love this artwork! 1w
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Leave Me Alone | Vera Brosgol
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Fun illustrations, but otherwise this didn‘t quite live up to my expectations. The writing was a little sparse, and the grandmother‘s voice lacked personality. #WinterGames2021 TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious Word Search 3 + 56 pts

StayCurious At least it got you lots of points! Win! 1w
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The Mitten | Jan Brett
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Retelling of a Norwegian folktale with very detailed illustrations. I felt cold just reading this. #WinterGames2021 TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious Word Search 4 + 66 pts

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🐻 📚🐇 1w
StayCurious I adore Jan Brett she‘s amazing 1w
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#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers
#FestivePhotoChallenge #RedandGreen
One of the best books on Kwanza I‘ve seen. Definitely recommend.
Word search 6 Total points 101

StayCurious You‘re on such a roll today! Yay! 1w
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TheSpineView Great choice! 🤩 1w
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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November turned out to be a really good reading month for me. I actually got 4 bingos! And I can already tell a number of my top reads for the year are going to be from this month. #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Fabulous month!!!! 1w
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This Audible Original wasn‘t in the Litsy database, but it was a conversation between Marcus Samuelsson & a number of guests as they talked & prepared recipes from the tagged cookbook. This was fabulous! I kind of wish every cookbook was like this. I didn‘t grow up in Harlem (though I did grow up in NY), but listening to these artists and musicians talk, cook, & eat was like being transported back home.⬇️⬇️⬇️

IndoorDame And through their conversations Marcus & his guests turned what I expected to be a book about food into a comprehensive history book about the Harlem Renaissance & The Great Migration. 1w
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How to Be an Antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi
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I‘m glad I finally got to listen to this as it‘s been in my audible library for ages. It‘s well read and thought provoking. Clearly intended to appeal both to white readers, and to readers of color equally. Even though most chapters covered material I expected, it‘s still invaluable to hear someone‘s personal thoughts and experiences. He‘s good at laying out the history behind the political terms he uses which I appreciated.

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Winter Games | John Lacombe
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These are some of the readathons I‘ll be participating in next month. My overall goals for the month are to:
1. Get in the holiday spirit and have fun
2. Earn points for #TeamGameSleighers
3. Complete #Booked2021 and my Goodreads 2021 Reading Challenge of 120 books (41 books to go so this probably isn‘t possible but I could get pretty close)

TheSpineView Glad you are joining in! Good luck on those goals! 1w
PuddleJumper Good luck! 1w
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Lowriders in Space | Cathy Camper
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#LMPBC books for groups A and P are now on their way to @LibrarianRyan and @bibliobard Happy Reading!

LibrarianRyan YEAHHHYU 1w
bibliobard Received! I had a question though. What is this tshirt thing that came with the book? 4d
IndoorDame @bibliobard yay I‘m glad you received it! But, ummm, I have no idea. I remember putting an envelope with some notepaper with my thoughts in at the end of the book, but not a t shirt. Can you snap a pic and send it to me? adina.r.m@gmail.com 4d
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bibliobard @IndoorDame Sent the email with a pic. It kinda looks like doll clothes? 4d
LibrarianRyan I got my package last night. I didn't want to forget to tell you. 1d
IndoorDame @LibrarianRyan great! I‘m glad it got there safely! 1d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day 4 of #20in4 wrap up:
Today I read Pies From Nowhere, made a little progress on The Nancys, and started How To Be An Antiracist. This was a great end to the reading month for me. I met my initial goals of finishing both my #LMPBC books, and even managed to find a few short titles that fit some of my missing #Booked2021 prompts. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Fantastic, well done 👏👏👏🙌 1w
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Excellent illustrated children‘s biography. This gives good background not just on Georgia Gilmore‘s life, but on the Montgomery Bus Boycotts as well. And the whole thing is done in narrative from with bright illustrations so it catches and holds interest easily.

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Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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I just picked up my first set of library holds for #wintergames2021 and I‘m so excited! I can‘t wait to read them! I think this is what little kids who want to open their presents early feel like.
I have to say there‘s something about physical books. I have a great stash of ebooks that I‘m just as excited about, but aren‘t tempting me at all in this way… Here‘s to the start of December! 🍾🔯🕎🎄🧑‍🎄❄️

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day 3 of #20in4 wrap up:
I finished The Perfume Thief and Lowriders in Space which was my goal for this readathon, and I started The Nancy‘s.

CarolynM I had fun with The Nancys hope you do too🙂 1w
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂 1w
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Lowriders in Space | Cathy Camper
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I finished my pick book for #LMPBC #Round13 #GroupA I don‘t want to give anything away before the rest of the group has gotten a chance to read it, but I will say it surprised me by skewing younger than many of the MG things I‘ve seen lately which was sort of a nice surprise.

LibrarianRyan 🌟❤️😁 1w
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