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The Unwinding (Packer)

George Packer’s The Unwinding mixes the national with the local in this personal history of the economic situation of the United States.  Using a mixture of secondary sources and interviews, he develops America’s economic history with a special focus on showing how certain decisions and situations have affected the livelihoods of ordinary Americans.   164 more words


Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Lai, T. (2011). Inside out and back again. New York, NY: Harper Collins. 260 p. $7.99 (paperback edition)

Analysis: I’m going to discuss narrative structure, voice and theme in this analysis. 913 more words

Juvenile Fiction

Good Lord Bird (McBride)

As his father dies, Henry is freed by abolitionist John Brown, a Christian man determined to rid the United States of the evil practice of slavery.   205 more words


The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M. T. Anderson

  • Title: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party
  • Author: M. T. Anderson
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
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