September 2015

BABA YAGA’S ASSISTANT

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By Marika McCoola, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763669614
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 4th, 2015

This wonderful re-imagining of the classic Russian fable of Baba Yaga pits a very clever protagonist against a villain who respects cleverness above all else. This is no simplistic battle of good vs. evil, but a story of aspiration, family, and finding your own unique way of turning trouble into opportunity. Winner of the 2015 New England Book Award for children.

Alexander

 


THE PRINCESS AND THE PONY

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ISBN: 9780545637084
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 30th, 2015

Princess Pinecone is disappointed to get an adorable little pony for her birthday instead of a horse fit for a warrior, but she's determined to take part in the next battle anyway. A entertaining and charming story about a girl that proves to be unconventional both as a princess and as a warrior.

Shana

 


DROWNED CITY: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

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ISBN: 9780544157774
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - August 4th, 2015

This remembrance of the events in New Orleans ten years ago is a very powerful and straightforward portrayal of the tragedy. The graphic novel format helps the reader feel the desperation,despair and hopelessness of the terrible circumstances and the spirit of those who lived through it.Recommended for kids and adults 12 and up.

Carol

 


DEVOTED

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ISBN: 9781596439115
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 2nd, 2015

Rachel is a teenager brought up in highly religious community modeled on the Quiverfull movement who begins to question her faith when she starts dreaming of life beyond the prospect of submissive motherhood. This contemporary novel is quiet, contemplative, and so satisfying.

Rebecca

 


IN A WORLD JUST RIGHT

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ISBN: 9781481416603
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 28th, 2015

Jonathan has the ability to create parallel worlds, in which he is everything except the lonely outsider he is in reality. But when he accidentally confuses one of his parallel dimensions with the real world, all his worlds start to collapse. A sci-fi tour-de-force with a heart-wrenching protagonist, meticulous world building, and a twist that will knock you over.

Mackenzie

 


SO YOU’VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED

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ISBN: 9781594487132
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 31st, 2015

The internet has enabled a level of public humiliation that had been unknown in this country for nearly 200 years. Journalist Ronson explores the experiences and emotions of both shamers and shamees in an effort to understand this curiously modern throwback.

DAVID

 


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