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Kid Lit Review of “The ABCs of Black History” by Rio Cortez

Poet Rio Cortez makes learning seem more like a treat than a task. In this alphabet book for ages 6 and up, each letter is expanded upon by alliterative rhyming text and bright colorful illustrations by Lauren Semmer that offer … Continue reading

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Review of “Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir

Andy Weir has a pleasing, cinematic way of writing. You can imagine his stories playing out in the movies but without the staccato style that is utilized in actual scripts. The main character in this novel assumes a MacGyver kind … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Sprouting Wings” by Louisa Jaggar & Shari Becker

This book for kids is, as the subtitle says, “The True Story of James Herman Banning, the First African American Pilot to Fly Across the United States.” The book begins by describing how five-year-old James (he was born on November … Continue reading

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Review of “Animal Instinct” by David Rosenfelt

This is the second book in Rosenfelt’s new “K Team” series, a spinoff from the entertaining Andy Carpenter mystery series. Andy Carpenter is a very successful “semi-retired” criminal defense attorney in Paterson, New Jersey, and Laurie, an ex-cop, is his … Continue reading

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Review of “What I Like About You” by Marisa Kanter

This young adult book will especially appeal to book bloggers. Halle Levitt, using the pseudonym Kels Roth, has been blogging about books and cupcakes since she was 14. (The cupcakes she makes and features on her blog are coordinated to … Continue reading

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