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July Book of the Month

2014-06-25 20:35:25 sAwY3rgo

This month’s pic is War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon E. McKay.

Though fiction, it’s a vivid look at what actually happened and still happens in Gulu, Uganda. McKay based this book on interviews with child soldiers, abducted from schools and from their families, who were forced to kill or be killed. These children escaped and returned to their homeland. But while they attempt to lead a normal life, they continue to carry the horrific memories with them.

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June Book of the Month

2014-05-27 20:48:09 sAwY3rgo

This month’s pic is Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin, reviewed in recognition of LGBT month.

The topic, transgender, is just beginning to be openly discussed in society. If you are, or know someone who is transgender, this book not only described the various aspects of transgender but portrays it through authentic stories. In order to accept transgender teens, it’s important to understand who they are. This book definitely provides that information.

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May Book of the Month

2014-04-28 15:57:54 sAwY3rgo

This month’s pic is Mira in the Present Tense by Sita Brahmachari.

Please don’t judge this book by its cover! The story is set in London which offers a unique cast of characters, the main one being Mira, of course! This is what I call a Kleenex book, surprisingly sad but with a rich mix of teen emotions in a period of two months. The story is part of a journal assignment for writing group, giving an intimate peek into Mira’s private thoughts about herself, her friends, her family, and her first love. A great read!

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April Book of the Month

2014-03-24 14:28:41 sAwY3rgo

This month’s pic is These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.

Lilac is the daughter of a multi-millionaire and Tarver is a soldier. While traveling on the spacecraft Icarus, an accident in hyperspace results in the death of everyone on board except Lilac and Traver who escape in a pod and become stranded on what they think is on uninhabited planet. What begins as a test of survival soon turns into love. When they find the means to contact rescue ships they ask the questions: do they really want to leave?

This book will soon be made into a TV series!

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March Book of the Month

2014-03-14 17:16:36 sAwY3rgo

This month’s pic is Reclaimed by Sarah Guillory.

Jenna is being pursued by twins Ian and Luke … or is she? What is their story? And what will become of all of them when the truth comes out? I didn’t see it coming and you won’t either!

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