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Sometimes it takes a kidney infection – well a UTI to be more precise to corner you — or land you on a hammock.  This is where I find myself today with spasms of pain growing more intense in my left side. 898 more words

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It's Kind Of A Funny Story ~ Ned Vizzini

“People are screwed up in this world. I’d rather be with someone screwed up and open about it than somebody perfect and ready to explode.” 473 more words


The Mayor's Review: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Mayor’s Review of The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Available: Spring 2015

Genre: Historical Fiction, Adventure, Empathy

Age: Middle Grade (4th-8th) 489 more words

Educator Resources

The Mayor's Review: The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

The Mayor’s Review of The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

Available: September 2015

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Sad/Empathy, Coming of Age

Age: Middle Grade (4th-8th) 339 more words

Raising Readers

The Color Purple (Summer of Black Female Authors)

So we all have summer reading goals, it’s like a necessity for readers to have a summer reading list to complete.  This summer I have decided to dedicate my time to reading black, female authors.  510 more words


9 Mysteries Fourth and Fifth Graders Recommend to Their Friends

A good mystery is the ultimate book to enjoy during the lazy days of summer. Intrigue, suspense, and puzzles that must be solved can engross both voracious and reluctant readers. 37 more words

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Looking For JJ ~ Anne Cassidy

“She should have died on that day. Perhaps, in a way, she had.”
Anne Cassidy ,Looking for JJ

Looking for JJ is an inspiring novel about a young girl called Jennifer who is given the chance to start again. 347 more words