Golden Girl

Golden Girl

A bright bauble … you don’t need it and it’s not worth a great deal, but you take it, hiding it. Impulse control disorder, under which kleptomania is categorized, is rare but it affects people deeply.

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Karthik Delivers

Karthik Delivers

When I finished, I immediately looked to see what else this author has written … thankfully, quite a lot. I know what I’m reading next.

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Finding Junie Kim

Finding Junie Kim

Ellen Oh’s story is firmly rooted in the present-day United States where Junie Kim is waging her own battle against middle school bullies and racism and depression. She doesn’t know how to fight back and so she isolates herself from her friends.

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Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight

Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight

It’s quite a feat to portray the future US Representative’s life in a step-by-step manner, recounting each setback and each way Patsy overcame the barriers she faced, all the while keeping the prose energetic and compelling. Several times I found myself gasping.

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Turn the Tide

Turn the Tide

Reading this verse novel awoke all of my tendencies for activism. In her characterization of a young activist, Elaine Dimopoulos does so many things right.

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Just Like That

Just Like That

When I began this book,  I was furious with the author. That’s a terrible way to start a recommendation. I think the author chose a terrible way to start his book!

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Good Luck Gold

Good Luck Gold

This book will make you feel, many different feelings. It is filled with poetry and a short essay about the poem on the facing page. There are two or three questions at the bottom of each essay that encourage digging deeper … into your own experience.

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Day #364: Books

Does this need to be said? But how do I let 365 days fill up with gratitude without acknowledging the necessary-as-blood-and-water place of books in

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