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The Matilda Effect

Posted on: October 30, 2018 at 3:35 pm, in

by Ellie Irving Matilda is a budding scientist who finds out her grandma was once a famous scientist herself until she suddenly left her job. After finding the reason was because of a new planet her grandmother had discovered only to be stolen by her boss, Matilda convinces her grandmother they must stop him from […]

The Sun is Also a Star

Posted on: October 25, 2018 at 5:20 pm, in

The Sun is also a Starcovers one pivotal day in the lives of two American teenagers.  Natasha, an illegal Jamaican immigrant has 12 hours before her and her family are deported. The thing is, this whole deportation thing is not Natasha’s fault! She’s lived in New York longer than she has lived in Jamaica – […]

The Poet X

Posted on: October 23, 2018 at 9:00 am, in

The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo This book is the debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo. If you’ve ever been to a poetry slam, you’ll find yourself reading this book in the slam method, slamming your hands down in punctuation, sharing the feelings. I listened to the audio book which is read by […]

Our Homesick Songs

Posted on: October 11, 2018 at 9:06 pm, in

Our Homesick Songs  By Emma Hooper The Connors live in Big Running, Newfoundland where, for generations, people have lived by the ebb and flow of the cod fishery.  The sea is their lifeblood.  Emma Hooper masterfully depicts the culture of small town Newfoundland in Our Homesick Songs. Parents Aidan and Martha can remember when fishing […]

After The Shot Drops

Posted on: October 9, 2018 at 7:18 pm, in

by Randy Ribay After the Shot Drops is a powerful novel about friendship, basketball, and one teen’s mission to create a better life for his family. This is an amazing story that is told in alternating chapters in the voices of Bunny and Nasir, who have been best friends forever, but are at odds with […]

Things Are Good Now

Posted on: October 5, 2018 at 4:22 pm, in

By: Djamila Ibrahim Things are good now tells poignant and thought provoking stories of immigrants and refugees to Canada from East Africa and the Middle East.  From a female ex-freedom fighter struggling with her new reality of cleaning toilets and hospital sheets to a newly adopted young Ethiopian girl facing the horrors of her first […]