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Review of “The Ghost Factory” by Jenny McCartney

This debut novel begins in Belfast in 1995, at which time armed gangs in Northern Ireland had been fighting for years over the fate of the six counties. The Irish Republican Army (IRA) wanted a united Ireland, and the Loyalist … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “The Youngest Marcher” by Cynthia Levinson

This book for readers 5 and up is based on the real story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, who at age nine was one of 3,000 children arrested and sent to jail in Birmingham, Alabama for marching for civil rights in … Continue reading

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Review of “The Chalk Circle” by Tara L. Masih, Editor

Periodically Americans of Anglo-Saxon descent decide it is a good thing to be more sensitive to “the Other,” even though they have systematically, throughout their 400-plus year history, insisted everyone not of their same background be classified as “Other.” These … Continue reading

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Review of “City of Bones” by Martha Wells

I enjoyed this author’s “Murderbot” series so much that I decided to tackle her backlist, and with this book was not disappointed at all. City of Bones is a standalone fantasy that takes place more than a thousand years after … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “By and By: Charles Albert Tindley the Father of Gospel Music by Carole Boston Weatherford

This book tells the story in rhyming verse of Charles Albert Tindley, who was a self-educated Methodist minister and “the Father of Gospel Music.” Tindley was born in Maryland in 1851 to a slave father and a free mother, so … Continue reading

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