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Laura Leavitt, Book Reviewer

Book Review

No Fences in Alaska

by Laura Leavitt

A love letter to family relationships and Alaskan life, "No Fences in Alaska" is a gratifying young adult novel. Glen Sobey’s young adult novel "No Fences in Alaska" is a coming-of-age story set against the arresting backdrop of the... Read More

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Sinister Summer

by Laura Leavitt

Childhood adventures capture the culture of the 1950s in "Sinister Summer". Lighthearted summer fun mixes with worry and fear in C. A. Hartnell’s "Sinister Summer", a chapter book about faith, family, and friends. In the 1950s, Carol... Read More

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Everything Grows

by Laura Leavitt

Delving deep into the psyche of teenage pain and identity-building, Aimee Herman’s "Everything Grows" turns dark circumstances into an encomium to the adults who help teens grow. Eleanor has trouble from all sides: she is still reeling... Read More

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Pam and Jodi's Journey

by Laura Leavitt

Pam and Jodi’s Journey is compelling as it portrays students raising consciousness and standing up for their rights. N.K. Beckley’s middle grade novel Pam and Jodi’s Journey is upbeat and informative. It focuses on a deaf student... Read More

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