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Kindness Matters

by Rebecca Monterusso

"Kindness Matters" is a charming picture book in which friends work together to solve a problem. Antoinette Clark’s picture book "Kindness Matters" follows bees who are collecting honey to share with the rest of their hive. Sadie wakes... Read More

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Kate's Ring

by Catherine Thureson

In Donna Grassby’s moving debut, Kate’s Ring, a thirteen-year-old girl tries to hold her family together through hardships and tragedy. Kate is the oldest of six siblings. Her mother suffers from tuberculosis; her father is loving,... Read More

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Chronic Blessings

by Edith Wairimu

"Chronic Blessings" is an enlightening memoir about chronic illness and persistence. An uplifting memoir about living with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, Cristy Maddox’s "Chronic Blessings" is an inspiring, faith-driven... Read More

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Luca's Bridge

by Pallas Gates McCorquodale

Told in alternating English and Spanish, El puente de Luca is the timely tale of a family’s resiliency, strength, and devotion as they are voluntarily deported from the United States to Mexico. Emotions run high as Luca struggles to... Read More

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All My Colors

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Someday, Todd Milstead is going to be a great writer. Never mind that he’s in his forties with nothing to indicate this, save the flattery of a local bookseller and the regular gatherings he hosts with other self-proclaimed writers. In... Read More

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Sweeney on the Rocks

by Linda Thorlakson

Allen Morris Jones’s "Sweeney on the Rocks" is a quick-witted, dark-humored crime novel whose clever plot twists and morbid sarcasm never let up. Its characters, relationships, and mob-versus-the-law moralities are excavated to an... Read More

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The Gifts We Keep

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

In her novel "The Gifts We Keep", Katie Grindeland layers revelations over misunderstandings to spin a complex and ultimately unsustainable web of secrets between a family, their neighbor, and the ten-year-old girl who comes to stay with... Read More

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