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Written in Bone

Book: Sally M. Walker Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland Minneapolis, MN, Lerner Publishing Group, 2009 Genre: Non-Fiction Audience: 10 and up Read-Aloud: Summary: Themes: Connections: Reactions: Reception:

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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

Book: Louise Rennison Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson. New York, NY, HarperCollins, 1999 Genre: Realistic Fiction Audience: 13 and up Read-Aloud: Summary: Themes: Connections: Reactions: Reception:

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The Shadows of Ghadames

Book: Joelle Stolz The Shadows of Ghadames. Originally published in France, 1999. English Translation published in New York, NY, Delacorte Press, 2004. Genre: Realistic Fiction Audience: 10 and up Read-Aloud: Summary: The novel takes place in Ghadames; a Muslim town … Continue reading

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Ellie’s Book Talk

The best book talk you’ll ever see: Part One Part Two

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Ellie’s Messenger Book Blog

Book: Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger. New York, NY. Random House, 2002. Genre: Mystery/Suspense, Fiction Audience: Ages 16 and up Read Aloud: OMGCLICKHERE! Summary: Ed Kennedy is a 19 year-old cabbie who lives on the crappy side of town. … Continue reading

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A Study in Scarlet

Book: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Ian Edginton, illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard, A Study in Scarlet. New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Co., 2010. Genre: Graphic Novel Audience: Age 13 and up Read Aloud: on your mark, get set, go Summary: … Continue reading

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Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Book: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. New York, NY: Random House, 2006. Genre: Realistic Fiction Audience: Age 15 and Up Read Aloud: aaaaaaaaaaaaand go Summary: Nick O’Leary is the only non-queer member of a queercore … Continue reading

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