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May 1, 2017

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published May 1, 2017. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in May 2017.

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City of Grit and Gold

by Stephanie Bucklin

Maud Macrory Powell’s *City of Grit and Gold *is a historical novel that places a family conflict at the center of a political battle, raising questions about privilege, duty, and assimilation. Twelve-year-old Addie lives with her... Read More

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The Grumpface

by Catherine Thureson

"The Grumpface" is light and fun, and the grumpiness and daftness of its leads are sure to set children giggling. B. C. R. Fegan’s "The Grumpface" is a familiar and appealing story about a cursed forest troll, who serves as a... Read More

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China Lake

by Anna Call

Combining personal narrative and climate change research, this catastrophic book is capable of shaking the most secure temperament to its core. The best way to look at "China Lake" is as a long essay. The author seeks (and obtains)... Read More

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From the Dugouts to the Trenches

by Matt Sutherland

Major League Baseball has gone to war with itself—the Black Sox gambling scandal, collective-bargaining negotiations in the late 1960s, steroid use—and also against Germany and Austria-Hungary during World War I when more than 1,250... Read More

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by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

War is always an agent of change, but never more so than for schoolmates Filip and Galina. It’s World War II, and, to protect Filip from being drafted, Galina agrees to marry him when he turns eighteen. Marina Antropow Cramer’s... Read More

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Last Things

by Peter Dabbene

Marissa Moss shares the brutal experience of her husband’s deterioration from ALS, in her unflinching graphic memoir, "Last Things". Moss, a successful author of many children’s books, including the Amelia’s Notebook and Young... Read More

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Helping Your Angry Teen

by Catherine Reed-Thureson

Dealing with an angry child is complex and often even scary. In "Helping Your Angry Teen", Mitch R. Abblett, PhD, teaches parents to form new pathways of connectivity to their teens through mindfulness and positive thinking and acting.... Read More

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