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Stephanie’s Best of 2017 !

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Audrey’s Best of 2017

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas  This is THE YA title of 2017. If you read one YA in 2017, this should be it.        THUG is the story of 16yo Starr Carter who moves between two … Continue reading

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Celebrating Black History month! Meet our shero of the day, Ruby Bridges!

“Although she lived mere blocks away from an all-white elementary school, segregation forced Ruby Bridges to travel for miles every day to attend an all-black kindergarten. Then, in 1960, Bridges was thrust into the national spotlight at the tender age … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter by Sue Bradford Edwards

About: Black Lives Matter covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light. Anna’s Thoughts: This … Continue reading

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Audrey’s Top 5 of 2014

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny , and the Fight for Civil Rights  by Steve Sheinkin On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, … Continue reading

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Debbie’s Best of 2014

Palace of Spies #1 by Sarah Zettel  About: It is London in 1716. 16 year old Peggy Fitzroy has been tossed into the street for refusing to marry the man chose for her by her uncle. Brave and resilient Peggy is … Continue reading

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