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President’s Day Kid Lit Review of “Presidents of the United States”

This thin volume, touted as “backpack-friendly,” contains a short overview of all 45 presidents of the United States, through and including Donald Trump. Each entry has facts in brief, a time line, and key historical dates. In terms of content, … Continue reading

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Black History Month Kid Lit Review of “Master George’s People: George Washington, His Slaves, & His Revolutionary Transformation by Marfé Ferguson Delano & the Mount Vernon Staff

This is a very good book for grades five and up about the lives of slaves on George Washington’s plantation, Mount Vernon, and how Washington’s views on slavery evolved over the years. Washington left voluminous papers at the time of … Continue reading

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Review of “Undertow” by Michael Buckley

Lyric Walker and her BFF Bex Conrad, both 17, live in a run-down part of Coney Island known as ”The Zone” or “Fish City.” It is an area of two square miles bordering a massive tent city where 30,000 members … Continue reading

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Review of “The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet” by Becky Chambers

This is a fun and heart-warming space opera that takes place aboard the “Wayfarer,” a ship patched together for long-haul journeys to carry out the contractual creation of wormhole tunnels. It is manned with a small, diverse and endearing multi-species … Continue reading

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Review of “50 Things You Should Know About Inventions” by Clive Gifford

As the author explains at the outset, “Inventions are machines, objects, materials, or processes that did not exist before. . . . Many inventions fail, but those that succeed can transform the way we live and work.” He then proceeds … Continue reading

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