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Infinite Blues

by Erika Harlitz Kern

The fate of Earth hangs in the balance in Gerald Brennan’s alternate history novel "Infinite Blues". The year is 1968, and the Cold War is in a deep freeze. An astronaut arrives at a space station orbiting Earth. He is there on a... Read More

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Together

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Amy Nathan’s inspiring book covers two families on opposite sides of the legacy of Jim Crow. On June 7, 1892, Homer Plessy, an Black shoemaker from New Orleans, bought a first class train ticket to Covington, Louisiana. When the train... Read More

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Heavy Ground

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Norris Hundley and Donald C. Jackson’s "Heavy Ground" focuses on the events surrounding the St. Francis Dam disaster. On March 12th, 1928, the St. Francis Dam collapsed, and twelve billion gallons of silted water crashed through the... Read More

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Story Magic

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Family loyalty is put to the test in Laurel Gale’s middle grade fantasy novel, Story Magic. Kaya is twelve years old and lives with her only living family member, her older brother, Hob. Estranged from their relatives, the siblings... Read More

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Buddhist Magic

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Sam Van Schaik’s historical investigation "Buddhist Magic" reveals the significance and historical roots of magic in modern Buddhism. In 1900, a walled-up shrine was discovered inside of a cave belonging to a Buddhist temple complex in... Read More

Book Review

Paris, City of Dreams

by Erika Harlitz Kern

The re-creation of Paris from a medieval urban maze to the city of lights and boulevards comes to life in Mary McAuliffe’s historical exposé Paris, City of Dreams. When Louis-Napoleon, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, took power in... Read More

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