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Laura Leavitt, Book Reviewer

Book Review

How to Be Remy Cameron

by Laura Leavitt

Teen drama and the ups and downs of being gay and out in high school dominate Julian Winters’s heartfelt young adult novel How to Be Remy Cameron. Remy—who’s a teenager, gay, adopted, and black—has been assigned an AP English... Read More

Book Review

Munching on the Sun

by Laura Leavitt

"Munching on the Sun" encapsulates what it is like to have big questions about life while you’re falling in love and growing up. Mark Paul Oleksiw’s realistic coming-of-age novel "Munching on the Sun" focuses on an emotional young... Read More

Book Review

Lakes of Mars

by Laura Leavitt

"Lakes of Mars" is an epic science fiction adventure, full of arresting action sequences and thoughtful meditations on pressing topics. Gritty, mysterious, and layered, Merritt Graves’s "Lakes of Mars" is an intricate story in which... Read More

Book Review

The Purple World

by Laura Leavitt

"The Purple World" is a powerful and insightful text that forwards suggestions for common sense health care reform. Joseph Q. Jarvis’s personalized "The Purple World" focuses on health care and navigates partisan lines with skill,... Read More

Book Review

The DNA of Democracy

by Laura Leavitt

"The DNA of Democracy" is a thorough and praise-filled history of democracy. Richard Lyons’s political history "The DNA of Democracy" lauds human progression from the tyranny of ancient civilizations toward the democracies of the early... Read More

Book Review

The Time Travel Team

by Laura Leavitt

"The Time Travel Team" is an intricate middle grade fantasy that lauds inventiveness and science. Jordyn Hadden’s action-driven middle grade fantasy "The Time Travel Team" imparts lessons on the history of invention. Tyme Newton is one... Read More

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