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A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

From Goodreads: The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew. Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective… Continue reading A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

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A Heart in a Body of the World by Deb Caletti

Happy Book Birthday A Heart in a Body of the World! It is the release day of this wonderfully written novel by Deb Caletti. Synopsis from Goodreads: When everything has been taken from you, what else is there to do but run? So that’s what Annabelle does—she runs from Seattle to Washington, DC, through mountain… Continue reading A Heart in a Body of the World by Deb Caletti

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Mirage by Somaiya Daud

From Goodreads: In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel… Continue reading Mirage by Somaiya Daud

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Turning Pages: A Conversation about Books

My sons, Benjamin and Che, and I had a conversation about books. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor inspired a talk about books based off of how books influenced her. The conversation centered around books, but as you can see, any conversation between and with children brings forth laugher and insightful ideas.   https://youtu.be/7lwp9DQwb2E  … Continue reading Turning Pages: A Conversation about Books

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Mirage by Somaiya Daud

From Goodreads: In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel… Continue reading Mirage by Somaiya Daud

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Lifelike

Summary from GoodReads: On a floating junkyard beneath a radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her Grandpa from the… Continue reading Lifelike

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Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

  Summary from Good Reads: Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia's family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess--a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner. For ten… Continue reading Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian