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The Canning Season - by Polly Horvath (2003)

Yesterday I got it in my head that I should find some books that my granddaughter might like to read. It didn’t take long to find online reading lists for 5th graders. 588 more words

Fiction (all Types)

Celebrating Pura Belpré Winners: Spotlight on Parrot in the Oven by Victor Martinez

The Pura Belpré Awards turns 20 this year! The milestone will be marked on Sunday, June 26, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. during the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. 989 more words

Latinx Literature

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

About: This is the story of 14 year-old Arnold Spirit (aka Junior).  Junior is Native American. 328 more words

Smith Public Library

Fortune Smiles: Review

Happy Friday everyone!

One of my professors likes to say that we need to read from the best so we can look for things to borrow for our own fiction. 660 more words

Books

Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

In Palo Atlo, a man deals with the fact that his wife is paralyzed from the waist down due to a rare condition called Guillian-Barre syndrome. 314 more words

Book Reviews

Fortune Smiles: Stories by Adam Johnson

Addendum: Fortune Smiles was the winner of the 2015 National Book Award for fiction. Adam Johnson’s first novel, The Orphan Master’s Son, was the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize. 673 more words

Book Reviews