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August 10, 2021

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published August 10, 2021. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in August 2021.

Book Review

My Room Is a Zoo!

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Little ones who never want to go to sleep will find a kindred spirit in this story about a child who knows that it’s bedtime, but whose dreams are being delayed by the restless, animated toys around them. The animals open windows, beg... Read More

Book Review

Bitter Magic

by Catherine Thureson

Based on the life story of a confessed witch, Nancy Hayes Kilgore’s engrossing historical novel "Bitter Magic" concerns a teenager with a dangerous interest in magic. In the harsh religious climate of seventeenth-century Scotland,... Read More

Book Review

Bad Faith

by Jeremiah Rood

Randall Balmer’s "Bad Faith" is a fascinating historical overview of the true origins of the Religious Right in America. The book begins in a conference room, where US evangelical leaders gather to mark the rise of Ronald Reagan’s... Read More

Book Review

Abuelita Faith

by Meg Nola

"Abuelita Faith" is a passionate study of the role that marginalized women play in promoting religious values. Citing their “wisdom, persistence, and strength,” it notes the moral resilience of women, and how their modest homes often... Read More

Book Review

Cheer Up

by Peter Dabbene

In "Cheer Up", two friends on different tracks reconnect and explore their romantic feelings. Annie is smart but antisocial. To present colleges with a more balanced high school transcript, her mother suggests that she give cheerleading... Read More

Book Review

Spirits Abroad

by Eileen Gonzalez

Ghosts, dragons, and darker creatures populate the short stories of Zen Cho’s captivating collection "Spirits Abroad". In this book: spirits are everywhere. Some are friendly enough, while some go to horrific extremes to get what they... Read More