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In our ongoing series, Are You Judicially SeriousWe have bought you much hilarity. But this one takes the cake and reminds us that for every hilarious story of a Judge Gone Bad, there is a related story of just how much damage is done. 311 more words


#779 – House Arrest by K.A. Holt

House Arrest

Written by K.A. Holt
Chronicle Books     10/06/2015
298 pages      Ages 9—14

“Stealing is bad.
I know.
But my brother Levi is always so sick, 710 more words

Library Donated Books

A Haunting In Cawdor (2015)

First published by Sight & Sound, November 2015

Synopsis: Cawdor, Michigan, 2014. Abused throughout her childhood, convicted of manslaughter, and in an out of psych wards, 21-year-old Vivian Miller attends the Barn Theatre for a three-month work release programme. 729 more words


I reached out my hand, looked directly into his eyes and said, “God bless you.”  The young man nodded and returned the firm handshake.  I went around the circle of inmates on the cell block saying my good bye.   542 more words

The Kingdom

Bryan – US Fed Penitentiary – There Was No Turning Back – Part one

This post is heart wrenching yet it provides a glimpse into the lives of so many of our young black men in this country. I’ve pledged to write this young man, I hope you do as well. 59 more words

July Discussion - The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

July Discussion – The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma


Sometimes we read a book that really seems to click with people and that was definitely the case with… 1,606 more words

Young Adult

Spotlight On: The Upstate Boys


The Upstate Boys
by Ofer Aronskind

Release Date: 8/31/15

Summary from Goodreads:
John Shepherd (Shep) is a kid of the streets. An orphan bounced around from one foster family to another until he winds up in a juvenile detention center in upstate New Y ork. 595 more words