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LeaKelley

LeaKelley

Joined May 2016

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Running with Lions | Julian Winters
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I can‘t wait to start reading this.

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“. . . we need to know that they [our values] aren‘t universally shared, and we don‘t have a right to ask that they be.”

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Royals | Rachel Hawkins
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“A little moment of understanding that feels weirdly nice, given that it comes from a guy who I‘m not entirely convinced isn‘t a tea cozy cursed by a witch to live as a real-life boy.”

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We Were Here | Matt de la Pea
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This reminds me of so many of my male students. The look I get when I tell them they can take a book for the weekend. At the same time, one of my best readers picked up the habit when he was locked up. So much truth in this book.

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The Warriors | Joseph Bruchac
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"Darris liked the old stuff." Even worse, this book is from 2003.

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Killer of Enemies | Joseph Bruchac
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In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse | Joseph Marshall III
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Teachers, you need to read this and put it in your classrooms. Jimmy is struggling with two boys at school who tease him because his blue eyes and light-brown hair don't look Lakota. So when school ends, his grandfather takes him on a road trip to visit locations in the life of Crazy Horse.

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In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse | Joseph Marshall III
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Jimmy, a Lakota boy, learns about Crazy Horse and about himself during a summer trip with his grandfather.

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The Incorrigibles will keep me company on the long drive to Anacortes. Love this series, love these audiobooks.

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I'm only allowing myself two books at Powell's.

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Mehso-so

This is a very quick read, but I enjoyed all the local references.

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I love the email exchanges between the Galer Gnats. Lots of truth there.

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Babymouse #20: Babymouse Goes for the Gold | Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
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The 20th book in the Babymouse series doesn't disappoint. This is exactly what I looked like when I learned the butterfly.

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Fool Me Once | Harlan Coben
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I liked but didn't love this. It was twisty and kept me guessing, but it isn't my kind of book. To say more would spoil, but other people might really like this for the same reason that I'm kind of meh about it. I do like Coben's YA series and will try his other adult books.

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Essential reading. The subtitle is "Voices of Indigenous Kids", and Deborah Ellis interviewed youth from all over the US and Canada. She includes background information, but it's the kids and their stories that really shine. This needs to be in every school library and classroom.

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Citizen: An American Lyric | Claudia Rankine
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I would quote every page if I could. I wish that every single story didn't read absolutely true, but they do. I'm so glad that @Kenny posts about this book so much. Required reading, folks. And then required rereading.

Kenny I'm really glad you're reading this. I think I've read it four times. I think about it almost every day. 3y
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Peace, Locomotion | Jacqueline Woodson
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Ms. Cooper is no Ms. Marcus. I'm so glad there's more of Locomotion's story, this time as he writes letters to his younger sister.

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Locomotion | Jacqueline Woodson
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You can never have enough novels-in-verse in a classroom. This would pair well with LOVE THAT DOG by Sharon Creech. 11yo Lonnie writes about his parents, his sister, and Miss Edna in his class poetry notebook.

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Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices | Mary Beth Leatherdale, Lisa Charleyboy
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Every page of this book is different and filled with talent. I can't wait to make something like this with my future students.

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Killer of Enemies | Joseph Bruchac
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Ordered some books for my new school and one of my current students promptly took the book off the top. I'm excited to hear his thoughts.

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Really enjoying this story of the friendship between a boy from the reservation and a new student, the son of a military officer.

bookhouseboy I've been meaning to read this ever since it first came out! Another one for the summer TBR list.... 3y
LeaKelley Even though it's set in upstate New York during the 70's, it resonates with here since we have Native Americans and a big military presence. 3y
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My Name is Not Easy | Debby Dahl Edwardson
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Impressed that one of my 7th graders knew all about the history behind this book. I wasn't that well informed in 7th grade. He knew it because he read CODE TALKERS.

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All the Broken Pieces | Ann E. Burg
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Borrowed this with a specific student in mind, and sure enough, I gave it to him yesterday even though I was only on page 88. He gave it back today and wanted another book, so I gave him BOOKED, which is where I found this book.