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“Black Brother, Black Brother” by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Rachel read Black Brother, Black Brother and this is what she thought… Donte and Trey, bi-racial brothers, attend Middlefield Prep where there is not much diversity. Donte is dubbed the “black brother” while Trey has fair skin and passes for white. Donte is harassed by other students and targeted by teachers, often getting in trouble […]

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“Everything on a Waffle” by Polly Horvath

Chance read Everything on a Waffle and this is what he thought… Eleven-year-old Primrose Squarp lives in Coal Harbour, British Columbia, Canada. After her parents her swept away at sea, Primrose is placed in the care of her uncle Jack. The book follows Primrose as she continues her daily routine, not in mourning for her parents, but […]

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Native American Heritage Month: Kids Booklist

Celebrate Native American Heritage month this November with a good book – or two! This booklist of Children’s titles highlights books written and illustrated by Native American authors. Checkout winners of the American Indian Youth Literature Award: here. Fiction Titles Younger Readers Birdsong by Julie Flett First Laugh: Welcome, Baby! by Rose Tahe and Nancy […]

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“OCDaniel” by Wesley King

Joan read OCDaniel and this is what she thought… Daniel is a typical eighth-grader. He’s desperate to fit in, to make his father proud, and hide the fact that he thinks he might be crazy. He’s pretty busy with school and football (and Zaps and Routines), but then he gets a mysterious note that changes everything. […]

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“Ways to Make Sunshine” by Renée Watson

Joan read Ways to Make Sunshine and this is what she thought… African American fourth grader Ryan Hart is self-assured in her life and her name, which means King even though she’s a girl. That is until constant changes (like her dad’s new job, moving to a new house, and all the demands of being in fourth […]

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“Bear Came Along” by Richard T. Morris

*Summer Reading List Spotlight* This title was on the 2020 Haverhill Public School’s recommended summer booklist for Grades PreK-1 and Grades 2-3. Amanda read Bear Came Along and this is what she thought… Bear and his new friends go on an adventure with the help of a river. I chose to read this picture book because I […]