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Review of “A Deadly Divide” by Ausma Zehanat Khan

This is the 5th book in the crime series featuring Inspector Esa Khattak, who is a Muslim, and Sergeant Rachel Getty. They are based in Toronto but with national jurisdiction as part of the Community Policing Section (CPS). The CPS … Continue reading

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Black History Month Kid Lit Review of “Grandpa Stops a War” by Susan Robeson

Paul Robeson was a remarkable man, born in 1898 in Princeton, New Jersey to a father who was an escaped slave and who later became a Presbyterian minister. At seventeen, Robeson was given a scholarship to Rutgers University (called Rutgers … Continue reading

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Review of “I Owe You One” by Sophie Kinsella

Fawn Farr, 27, is known as “Fixie” because when she encounters problems, she can’t stop herself from trying to fix them. She works in her family shop – a housewares store in Acton (a suburb of London) called Farr’s, started … Continue reading

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Review of “Watcher in the Woods” by Kelley Armstrong

Note: Slight spoilers for previous books in this series. This is the fourth installment of the series that so far includes City of the Lost, A Darkness Absolute, and This Fallen Prey. Casey Duncan, 32, is a homicide detective in … Continue reading

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Black History Month Kid Lit Review of “Be A King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You” by Carole Boston Weatherford

This book begins with two quotes. The first is from the late Congresswoman Shirley Chishom: “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” The second is from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Everybody can … Continue reading

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