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Book Review: ‘All Things New,’ a Young Adult Novel by Lauren Miller

In 'All Things New' by Lauren Miller she takes us into the life of seventeen-year-old Jessa Gray. Jessa was always a great student, but then life changed in unexpected ways. Her parents split up, her mom moved on, getting remarried and having another family. Her family decided that Jessa should stay with her mom, never consulting her about her own feelings. Suddenly life has darkened, her grades have dropped and she begins having severe anxiety, barely able to leave her home.

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Book Review: ‘The Mutual Admiration Society,’ A Young Adult Novel by Lesley Kagen

In 'The Mutual Admiration Society,' Leslie Kagen takes us into the past and into the life of a family that struggles just as many others of the time do. But she also shows us the often fun hijinks of children as they find ways to enjoy their time away from school and often parental influence.

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‘The Souls of Black Folk’ by W.E.B. Du Bois – An Appreciation

Gone for over half a century, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois lives on through his thought and his prose. A new edition from Restless Books offers an excellent opportunity to broaden our perspective on questions of race in America by increasing our understanding of racism's history and sociology, enlightened by one of the country's most creative minds.

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Book Review: ‘A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz’ by Göran Rosenberg

Railroad cars brought the author's father and mother to Auschwitz, but railroad cars also brought them from Auschwitz, eventually to the town where they would try to start fresh and raise a family. His book is a loving, questioning, aching letter from a onetime little boy to the father the Nazis took from him.

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Book Review: ‘Twisted: The Girl Who Uncovered Rumlpelstiltskin’s Name’ by Bonnie M. Hennessy

In a tale from childhood, 'Twisted' by Bonnie M Hennessy, takes you on an alternate journey to a dark and bleak tale of love and courage, filled with revenge and regret as well as a strength of spirit. Looking at the story of Rumpelstiltskin's rage and sadness, you follow The life of Aoife and a different path of how the lives of two such differing characters really came to being.

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