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March. Book Three

March Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. Top Shelf, 2016. This is the third and final book in Congressman John Lewis’s graphic memoir about his time in the Civil Rights Movement, following March Book One and … Continue reading

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Towers Falling

I was interested to see what the author of Cybils finalist Bayou Magic would do with the topic of September 11, just recently far enough in the past for students to need to learn about it in school. Towers Falling … Continue reading

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War: The Lost Heir and Guts and Glory: WWII

My Cybils audiobook listening continues with two middle grade books about war, one fantasy with dragons and one historical. Continue reading

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2014 Cybils Graphic Novels for YA Finalists

There were six finalists this year in the Cybils Graphic Novels for Young Adults category. One of them I’d already read – Shadow Hero, by Gene Luen Yang. Two of them I was unable to find through my local libraries; … Continue reading

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March

March. Book 1. by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. Top Shelf, 2013. African-American Senator John Lewis tells the first part of the story of his life, including his childhood and his collegiate activities with the Civil Rights Movement … Continue reading

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The Time-Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England

Thank you all for your expressions of sympathy. It helps, as much as anything can. And now returning to our regularly scheduled programming… The Time-Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer The title might say most of it – … Continue reading

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An American Plague

An American Plague by Jim Murphy This is, as the subtitle says, the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. Over the course of a few short months, the population of Philadelphia, then the capital of … Continue reading

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Palestine

Palestine by Joe Sacco Journalist Joe Sacco visited Palestine for a couple of months during the first Intifada, the early 1990s, and reported in graphic form. Very graphic. There are the muddy streets and tiny houses of the camps, the … Continue reading

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The Shock Doctrine

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein Journalist Klein gives us a superbly researched history of modern economics that ranks among the most disturbing things I have ever read, on par with the literature I read for the Theology of the … Continue reading

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