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Review of “The Stars Beneath Our Feet” by David Barclay Moore

12-year-old Wallace (“Lolly”) Rachpaul lives in St. Nicholas Houses, a public housing project in Central Harlem, New York City. He lives alone with his mother; she and Lolly’s dad split up after his mother decided she preferred women. His mother … Continue reading

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Review of “Hunted” by Meagan Spooner

Note: Some spoilers if you do not know the story of “Beauty and the Beast.” This is a retelling of the archetypical story of “girl meets bad boy with heart of gold,” i.e., “Beauty and the Beast.” Yeva is the … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Stand Up and Sing” Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice” by Susanna Reich

This biography of the activist and folk singer Pete Seeger is for older readers (suggested age is 7 and up), although it is a picture book. The author tells readers the story of how Seeger came to become both a … Continue reading

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Review of “The Thirst” by Jo Nesbø

Note: This review is by my husband Jim. Harry Hole returns for an eleventh book in The Thirst, the latest of Norwegian Jo Nesbø’s crime thrillers set in Oslo, Norway. Hole has retired from the murder detective business and is … Continue reading

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Review of “Pretty Fierce” by Kieran Scott

Kaia Thompson, 17, is the daughter of a husband and wife high-end hitman team in this fast-paced young adult thriller. Formerly working for the CIA, the parents now work for themselves, and the family lives in a rather abnormal way, … Continue reading

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