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Halfway Normal by Barbara Dee

Halfway Normal by Barbara Dee. September 5, 2017. Aladdin, 247 p. ISBN: 9781481478519.  Int Lvl: 3-6; Rdg Lvl: 3.5; Lexile: 620.

A cancer survivor must readjust to “normal” middle school life in this hopeful novel from the author of Star-Crossed and Truth or Dare. 778 more words

Fiction

Snowy Books To Read During the Next Snowmageddon

The weather outside is frightful / but these snowy books are so delightful / and since we’ve no place to go / let is snow, let it snow, let it snow! 376 more words

Young Adult

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Sourdough by Robin Sloan. September 5, 2017. MCD Books, 262 p. ISBN: 9780374203108.  Int Lvl: AD; Rdg Lvl: AD.

Lois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions. 830 more words

Fiction

BBC: 2017 Holiday Reading Guide.

Well, Thanksgiving is over and it’s officially the holiday season! I have always wanted to read a Christmas-themed book during this time of year, but have never gotten my life together in time to do so… until THIS YEAR! 1,103 more words

Holly A. Phillips

Daring to Drive by Manal al-Sharif

Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Avakening by Manal al-Sharif. June 13, 2017. Simon & Schuster, 289 p. ISBN: 9781476793023.  Int Lvl: AD; Rdg Lvl: AD; Lexile: 990. 837 more words

Fiction

Sinking the Sultana by Sally M. Walker

Sinking the Sultana by Sally M. Walker. October 10, 2017. Candlewick Press, 208 p. ISBN: 9780763677558.  Int Lvl: 5-8; Rdg Lvl: 8.1.

The worst maritime disaster in American history wasn’t the Titanic.  685 more words

Nonfiction

Introduction to the Epigraph of John Green's TATWD

Man can do what he wills, but he cannot will what he wills.

– Arthur Schopenhauer

As is the case with many German philosophers, a first reading of the quote will sound profoundly intellectual, deeply philosophical… and utterly unintelligible.

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John Green