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Review of “The Perfect Date” by Evelyn Lozada and Holly Lorincz

Co-author Evelyn Lozada is a cast member in the reality series “Basketball Wives” as well as a participant in other reality television shows. She also works as a model, marketer, and media personality. She has been listed as the lead … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson tells a lovely story that offers support and encouragement for all the children who walk into a room – for example, on the first day of school – and think with dread that they are different from everyone … Continue reading

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Review of “The Book Charmer” by Karen Hawkins

The first chapter of this book leads one to believe the story will be about magical books that speak, but that chapter is told from the perspective of Sarah Dove when she was only seven. Thereafter, the story moves to … Continue reading

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Review of “The Stranger Diaries” by Elly Griffiths

Griffiths brings her skill with characters and crimes to bear in this standalone “book-within-a-book” that is not associated with any of her ongoing series. The main protagonist (although narration alters in the book) is Clare Cassidy, 45, who teaches English … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas” by Tonya Bolden

This award-winning author brings us the story of Junius G. Groves, born into slavery in Kentucky in 1859. He went on to become one of the wealthiest black Americans of his time, earning the moniker in 1902 of “Potato King … Continue reading

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