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Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds

Will’s brother, Shawn, was shot in front of him. Dead, lying in the street. While Will’s mother tried to drown her sorrow, Will went to the jammed drawer in Shawn’s dresser and got out his pistol. He knew the Rules, … Continue reading

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Far Far Away, by Tom McNeal

Jeremy Johnson Johnson lives a difficult life for a teenager, belying his town’s name, Never Better. Circumstances could be much better for Jeremy and his dad, who has not left the house since Jeremy’s mother disappeared. His grandfather bequeathed Jeremy … Continue reading

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Teal Tracking 2: 35 Pounds Down!

Yes, we have lost 35 pounds, but I have lost 15 and David has lost 20! Is that fair? Men are so lucky; their metabolisms are so much faster than women’s. Plus, David has a little ace in the hole: … Continue reading

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Teal Tracking, Part 1: 25 Pounds Down!

See, this is where you need a really big, really fat family, so that you can say, “We’ve Lost 500 Pounds!” and land on the cover of the National Enquirer. Unfortunately, only two of the three of us are even … Continue reading

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For Everyone, by Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is the author of a number of brilliant novels for tweens and teens, including Ghost and Long Way Down, to name just two. I have had the privilege of hearing him speak several times, and he is always … Continue reading

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The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin

  God gave Noah the rainbow sign No more water, but fire next time Pharoah’s army got drownded Oh, Mary, don’t you weep* Many of the anti-racist reads on the bestseller lists these days are actually written by white people, … Continue reading

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White Fragility, by Robin Diangelo

Robin Diangelo, formerly a tenured professor of Multicultural Studies, has spent years presenting workshops to various organizations in an effort to help white people to recognize and overcome the racism that she believes they hold, but often do not see. … Continue reading

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A Craftsman’s Legacy, by Eric Gorges

My husband actually read this one, but he read so much of it aloud to me and we discussed it so thoroughly that I feel as though I read it myself. Based on the PBS television show of the same … Continue reading

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A Pilgrimage to Eternity, by Timothy Egan

Through persecution and famine, the Roman Catholic church has spread her children all over the globe. Timothy Egan is an American of Irish heritage, and like so many of his brethren, his faith has faded, knocked back even further by … Continue reading

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Thanks, Keto

When you work in a library, all of the latest trends in bookcovers parade past your eyes each day. Keto is definitely a trend, but I resisted reading about it for a long time. Shades of 1970s Dr. Atkins’ induction … Continue reading

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