10.15.19 It’s Tuesday! What Are You Reading? BREAKOUT by Kate Messner

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week

&

the titles we are currently reading.}


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Description from IndieBound:

Told in letters, poems, text messages, news stories, and comics–a series of documents Nora collects for the Wolf Creek Community Time Capsule Project–Breakout is a thrilling story that will leave readers thinking about who’s really welcome in the places we call home.

Nora Tucker is looking forward to summer vacation in Wolf Creek–two months of swimming, popsicles, and brushing up on her journalism skills for the school paper. But when two inmates break out of the town’s maximum security prison, everything changes. Doors are locked, helicopters fly over the woods, and police patrol the school grounds. Worst of all, everyone is on edge, and fear brings out the worst in some people Nora has known her whole life. Even if the inmates are caught, she worries that home might never feel the same.

Thoughts

I remember when the REAL breakout happened in Upstate NY a few years ago. It was all over the news and people were glued to their TVs and Twitter for updates about the manhunt for the escaped fugitives.

I remember seeing Messner post on Instagram a few times about how she had hit a roadblock on the way to get groceries or people in her neighborhood were asked to stay inside. Even back then, I thought, She’s totally going to use this idea in a book. And here it is.

I like the extra story in here about the new girl in town—an African American girl who moved from New York City. Nora notices that she isn’t treated fairly and wrestles with her surprise: Is she really seeing what she thinks she is? Should she say something? Tough questions.

Here are some other books by Messner. I particularly recommend The Seventh Wish  and All the Answers.

 

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

LET’S RING THE BELL!

 

 

Period 2&3 read ? books this past week.

Period 5&6 read ? books this past week.

Period 8&9 read ? books this past week.


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11.11.19 {BOOKflix Friday} SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL

Today is

Get the popcorn ready.

Lights…Camera…Action!


 

Description

The New York Times bestselling The School for Good and Evil, the first book in the series, is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. This paperback edition features an Extras section, giving readers a chance to see which school they’d be in and a Q&A with the author, Soman Chainani.

With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.

The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed–Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.

But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?

 

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And coming on June 2, 2020 (I bet it’s a Tuesday…):

No trailer yet… but keep your eyes open.

 

Want to hear him talk about his books? Check out this interview:

Mr. Chainani is also super active on Instagram. He’s released all kinds of videos and pictures and clues.

 

But it all starts with book 1. If you’re up for a challenge.

 

 

10.7.19 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? GUEST POST: Katelyn shares RULES by Cynthia Lord

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week

&

the titles we are currently reading.}


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I’m taking a break this week (NOT from reading 🙂 ) and turning the blog over to Katelyn T.

Rules is my all time favorite book,  it’s about this twelve year old girl named Catherine who just wants a normal life, but she has an autistic brother who is standing in the way of that. Some of the rules she gave him are “keep your pants on in public” or “no putting toys in the fish tank”. Will she ever find out having an autistic brother isn’t that bad?  

Thoughts

This is an amazing book to share with people who love stories about things you might not have known existed. And maybe you might learn to respect different people more. What I learned from this book is don’t judge a book by its cover and some things aren’t as bad as they seem. Anyway, I really think you will enjoy this book. Who knows? Maybe it will be your all time favorite too.

Take a visit to Cynthia Lord’s site to read more information about this book or one of her other books.

This link on WebMD give more information about autism (now called Autism Spectral Disorder). There’s even a video that pops up and pIays.

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

LET’S RING THE BELL!

 

 

Period 2&3 read 13 books this past week.

Period 5&6 read 18 books this past week.

Period 8&9 read 9 books this past week.


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10.4.19 Alan Gratz—a master of Historical Fiction… and more

Today is {BOOKflix Friday}!

Get the popcorn ready.


Alan Gratz is a prolific author who is becoming better known every year. His books even have a distinct look to them—I can spot one from across the room. You would probably want to visit his site to check them all out.
His last four books are historical fiction. Lots of action. Lots of drama. Very gritty.
Let’s have a look:

 

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BRAND NEW!

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Coming Oct 15, 2019

ALLIES

June 6, 1944. D-Day.

Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel to invade German-occupied France, most of them from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Thousands more in France fought the Nazis at home. It was a day of unprecedented unity and cooperation.

But many people played heroic roles on D-Day only to return to lives after the war filled with prejudice, segregation, and injustice. Algerian Muslim soldiers fought in the French Resistance and the Free French Army, only to have to wage a bloody war for independence after the war. Jewish soldiers fighting for the liberation of concentration camps dealt with anti-Semitism among the very men who fought alongside them. African-American soldiers fought on the beaches at D-Day but remained segregated from white soldiers throughout the war, and returned home to find German prisoners of war treated better than they were in their hometowns.

Their stories and others are told in Allies, a novel that, like D-Day itself, proves we are stronger together.

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He has a couple other books as well. Keep your eyes open for these and more:

SERIES!

THE LEAGUE OF SEVEN

Book One in 

Thirty days hath September. Seven heroes we remember.

Young Archie Dent knows there really are monsters in the world. His parents are members of the Septemberist Society, whose job it is to protect humanity from hideous giant monsters called the Mangleborn. Trapped in underground prisons for a thousand years, the Mangleborn have been all but forgotten–until now.

Evil genius Thomas Alva Edison and his experiments in the forbidden science of electricity have awakened a Mangleborn in the swamps of Florida. When Archie’s parents and the rest of the Septemberists are brainwashed by the monster, it’s up to Archie and his loyal Tik Tok manservant Mr. Rivets to assemble a new team of seven young heroes to save the world: the League of Seven.

 

 

9.30.19 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? WHITE BIRD by R.J. Palacio

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week

&

the titles we are currently reading.}


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Hands up if you’ve read Wonder…
How about The Julian Chapter?
If you’ve read The Julian Chapter, you probably remember the story that his grandmere tells him about when she was young in France and the Nazis came.
White Bird is that story, told in more detail and in graphic novel (GN) format.
It’s wonderful. The drawings are captivating and there’s so much more to the story that was left out. If you are a Wonder fan, this is some great historical fiction (HF) for you.

In R. J. Palacio’s bestselling collection of stories Auggie & Me, which expands on characters in Wonder, readers were introduced to Julian’s grandmother, Grandmère. Here, Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with Grandmère’s heartrending story: how she, a young Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II; how the boy she and her classmates once shunned became her savior and best friend.

Sara’s harrowing experience movingly demonstrates the power of kindness to change hearts, build bridges, and even save lives. As Grandmère tells Julian, “It always takes courage to be kind, but in those days, such kindness could cost you everything.” With poignant symbolism and gorgeous artwork that brings Sara’s story out of the past and cements it firmly in this moment in history, White Bird is sure to captivate anyone who was moved by the book Wonder or the blockbuster movie adaptation and its message.

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Want more? Check out this great interview with Palacio on THE BEAT.

Palacio also did an interview at the National Book Festival. It’s on YouTube right here.

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

LET’S RING THE BELL!

 

 

Period 2&3 read 5 books this past week.

Period 5&6 read 17 books this past week.

Period 8&9 read 11 books this past week.


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9.27.19 {BOOKflix Friday} Books by Lynda M. Hunt @LynMullalyHunt

Today is BOOKflix Friday!

Few things can draw a reader to a new book like a book trailer can.

Get the popcorn ready.

Lights…Camera…Action!


One for the Murphys

From B&N:

Carley uses humor and street smarts to keep her emotional walls high and thick. But the day she becomes a foster child, and moves in with the Murphys, she’s blindsided. This loving, bustling family shows Carley the stable family life she never thought existed, and she feels like an alien in their cookie-cutter-perfect household. Despite her resistance, the Murphys eventually show her what it feels like to belong—until her mother wants her back and Carley has to decide where and how to live. She’s not really a Murphy, but the gifts they’ve given her have opened up a new future.

From Hunt’s site:

Murphys has a difficult and sad flashback of physical abuse that shows the reader why Carley was placed in foster care. But the rest of the book is about hope, and trust, and learning to love. And it’s about learning to be loved – which is hardest of all. It’s about resilience and grit. It’s about a middle school child learning to claim the life that she wants.

Fish in a Tree

The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who’s ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn’t fit in.

 

“Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.”

 

Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there’s a lot more to her—and to everyone—than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike.

And her most recent (which I’m listening to and LOVING!):

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From IndieBound

Summer 2019 Kids Indie Next List

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have.

Delsie loves tracking the weather–lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She’s always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she’s looking at their life with new eyes and wishing she could have a “regular family.” Delsie observes other changes in the air, too–the most painful being a friend who’s outgrown her. Luckily, she has neighbors with strong shoulders to support her, and Ronan, a new friend who is caring and courageous but also troubled by the losses he’s endured. As Ronan and Delsie traipse around Cape Cod on their adventures, they both learn what it means to be angry versus sad, broken versus whole, and abandoned versus loved. And that, together, they can weather any storm.

Hunt explained part of her reasoning and thought process for writing this book:

And I wanted to [take] the hands of young readers who are struggling with their perceptions of themselves and the world and their emotions and help point them in the right direction. Toward the life they want.

 

I want kids to know that life hands us all a myriad of experiences. It hands us joy and sorrow. Success and defeat. As my readers live their lives I want them to embrace joy. And when life hands them difficulty, I’d like them to know that they can handle it. That although life knocks us down sometimes, we can choose to stand up. Keep our shoulders strong.

Those, my friends, is powerful words from a wiser lady.

 

 

 

 

9.23.19 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? SHOUT

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week

&

the titles we are currently reading.}


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This is a very serious book.

I’m glad I listened to it. Very powerful.

But certainly intended for older students.

If you want to know more about it, you can look it up on your own.

Perhaps you’ve seen some of Anderson’s other books. She’s written a ton of them. Even a picture book we’ll likely read closer to Thanksgiving.

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

LET’S RING THE BELL!

 

 

Period 2&3 read 13 books this past week.

Period 5&6 read 13 books this past week.

Period 8&9 read 11 books this past week.


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9.20.19 {BOOKflix Friday} Jason Reynolds and the TRACK TEAM series… and much more

Today is BookFlix Friday!

Few things can draw a reader to a new book like a book trailer can.

Get the popcorn ready.

Lights…Camera…Action!


 

This is the first in a series of books about runners on a track team. The series is called Track Team Series. This is book #1.

 

From Simon & Schuster:

Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel in a new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award–winning author Jason Reynolds.

Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team—a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.

Running. That’s all Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons—it all started with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems—and running away from them—until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who sees something in Ghost: crazy natural talent. If Ghost can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed, or will his past finally catch up to him?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The style was fast-pasted and in the language was from a city kid’s mouth. I like when books start rather innocently, but then pack a twist or lesson. This is that book.

Check out how Reynolds starts funny to get your attention—a kid who loves chewing sunflower seeds—but then gets REAL serious REAL quick.

Start this video at :49.

Reynolds continued this series with:

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A newbie to the track team, Patina must learn to rely on her teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons in this follow-up to the National Book Award finalist Ghost by New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds.

Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team—a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.

Patina, or Patty, runs like a flash. She runs for many reasons—to escape the taunts from the kids at the fancy-schmancy new school she’s been sent to since she and her little sister had to stop living with their mom. She runs from the reason WHY she’s not able to live with her “real” mom any more: her mom has The Sugar, and Patty is terrified that the disease that took her mom’s legs will one day take her away forever. So Patty’s also running for her mom, who can’t. But can you ever really run away from any of this? As the stress builds up, it’s building up a pretty bad attitude as well. Coach won’t tolerate bad attitude. No day, no way. And now he wants Patty to run relay…where you have to depend on other people? How’s she going to do THAT?

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Sunny tries to shine despite his troubled past in this third novel in the critically acclaimed Track series from National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds.

Ghost. Patina. Sunny. Lu. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds, with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team—a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics. They all have a lot of lose, but they all have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves. Sunny is the main character in this novel, the third of four books in Jason Reynold’s electrifying middle grade series.

Sunny is just that—sunny. Always ready with a goofy smile and something nice to say, Sunny is the chillest dude on the Defenders team. But Sunny’s life hasn’t always been sun beamy-bright. You see, Sunny is a murderer. Or at least he thinks of himself that way. His mother died giving birth to him, and based on how Sunny’s dad treats him—ignoring him, making Sunny call him Darryl, never “Dad”—it’s no wonder Sunny thinks he’s to blame. It seems the only thing Sunny can do right in his dad’s eyes is win first place ribbons running the mile, just like his mom did. But Sunny doesn’t like running, never has. So he stops. Right in the middle of a race.

With his relationship with his dad now worse than ever, the last thing Sunny wants to do is leave the other newbies—his only friends—behind. But you can’t be on a track team and not run. So Coach asks Sunny what he wants to do. Sunny’s answer? Dance. Yes, dance. But you also can’t be on a track team and dance. Then, in a stroke of genius only Jason Reynolds can conceive, Sunny discovers a track event that encompasses the hard hits of hip-hop, the precision of ballet, and the showmanship of dance as a whole: the discus throw. As Sunny practices the discus, learning when to let go at just the right time, he’ll let go of everything that’s been eating him up inside, perhaps just in time.

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Lu must learn to leave his ego on the sidelines if he wants to finally connect with others in the climax to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Track series from Jason Reynolds.

Lu was born to be cocaptain of the Defenders. Well, actually, he was born albino, but that’s got nothing to do with being a track star. Lu has swagger, plus the talent to back it up, and with all that—not to mention the gold chains and diamond earrings—no one’s gonna outshine him.

Lu knows he can lead Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and the team to victory at the championships, but it might not be as easy as it seems. Suddenly, there are hurdles in Lu’s way—literally and not-so-literally—and Lu needs to figure out, fast, what winning the gold really means.

Expect the unexpected in this final event in Jason Reynold’s award-winning and bestselling Track series.

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Just out is Reynolds’ new books:

 

Fall 2019 Kids Indie Next List

“In Look Both Ways, Jason Reynolds shines a light on ordinary walks home and turns them into the extraordinary without the need of magic or faraway lands. Instead, Reynolds shows how worthwhile the people and neighborhoods around us are, especially when you take the time to know what’s happening in people’s lives. The stories in Look Both Ways are heartfelt, engaging, funny, thoughtful, and, though sad at times, full of hope.”
— Alison Perine, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
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Description

From National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all they different directions a walk home can take.

This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy—

Talking about boogers.
Stealing pocket change.
Skateboarding.
Wiping out.
Braving up.
Executing complicated handshakes.
Planning an escape.
Making jokes.
Lotioning up.
Finding comfort.
But mostly, too busy walking home.

Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.

 

Reynolds has a bunch of other great books as well:

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Perhaps you’d be interested in following him on Instagram…(tap pic below to jump to his Insta)

 

9.16.19 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? LONG WAY DOWN by Jason Reynolds

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week

&

the titles we are currently reading.}


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From INDIEBOUND:

Description

A YALSA 2018 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Selection
A Newbery Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A Printz Honor Book
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner for Young Adult Literature
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
Winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award
An Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Fiction
Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner
An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2017
Vulture Best YA Book of 2017
Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017

INCLUDES AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR!

This is New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother.

A cannon. A strap.
A piece. A biscuit.
A burner. A heater.
A chopper. A gat.
A hammer
A tool
for RULE

Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That’s where Will’s now heading, with that gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, the gun that was his brother’s gun. He gets on the elevator, seventh floor, stoked. He knows who he’s after. Or does he? As the elevator stops on the sixth floor, on comes Buck. Buck, Will finds out, is who gave Shawn the gun before Will took the gun. Buck tells Will to check that the gun is even loaded. And that’s when Will sees that one bullet is missing. And the only one who could have fired Shawn’s gun was Shawn. Huh. Will didn’t know that Shawn had ever actually USED his gun. Bigger huh. BUCK IS DEAD. But Buck’s in the elevator? Just as Will’s trying to think this through, the door to the next floor opens. A teenage girl gets on, waves away the smoke from Dead Buck’s cigarette. Will doesn’t know her, but she knew him. Knew. When they were eight. And stray bullets had cut through the playground, and Will had tried to cover her, but she was hit anyway, and so what she wants to know, on that fifth floor elevator stop, is, what if Will, Will with the gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, MISSES.

And so it goes, the whole long way down, as the elevator stops on each floor, and at each stop someone connected to his brother gets on to give Will a piece to a bigger story than the one he thinks he knows. A story that might never know an END…if WILL gets off that elevator.

Told in short, fierce staccato narrative verse, Long Way Down is a fast and furious, dazzlingly brilliant look at teenage gun violence, as could only be told by Jason Reynolds.

 

My Thoughts:

I’ve heard these stories on the news before and I’ve also seen movies where the character wants to take revenge on someone who killed a friendbrotherbuddyrelative. I get it—the need for revenge must run hot in the blood. If someone harmed or killed a person I loved, it would take a lot of self-control to fight back the desire to take justice into my own hands.

But where does it end? Who will end the cycle of violence?

This reminded me a little of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Story Carol where Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. They recount his story and help him to see why he is the way he is. The future ghost is most convincing as he shows Scrooge what his future will look like if he continues down the same path. Kind of like the ghost in this book show Will.

One of the cool things about novels written in verse is that they are quick-hitting. There’s not a lot of room for fluffy descriptions that don’t ultimately matter. There are fewer words available, so each one counts for more. I like how intense that makes the book.

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

LET’S RING THE BELL!

 

 

Period 2&3 read 2 books this past week.

Period 5&6 read 7 books this past week.

Period 8&9 read 2 books this past week.


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9.13.19 {BOOKflix Friday} Raina Telgemeier

Today is {BOOKflix Friday!}

Few things can draw a reader to a new book like a book trailer can.

Get the popcorn ready.

Lights…Camera…Action!


Raina Telgemeier is a student favorite. Every year, her books are some of the most-read books in my library. Let’s have a look.
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Fun Fact: I have a signed copy of Smile.
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Sisters is the follow up to Smile. This is another autobiographical story.
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Drama actually came before Sisters. If you like theater or acting you’ll especially like this one.
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Finally: Ghosts. Are you brave enough to read it?

About This Book

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn’t happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister’s sake — and her own.

Raina Telgemeier has masterfully created a moving and insightful story about the power of family and friendship, and how it gives us the courage to do what we never thought possible.

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And now…… Coming out on September 17th (did you know books are born on Tuesdays?)…. it’s…

 

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Check out Raina’s site and see what she’s up to:

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If you’re a Raina fan, as many are, you can join her 10.6K followers on Instagram.

 

Here is a sampling of her posts at https://www.instagram.com/goraina/.