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Laura Leavitt, Book Reviewer

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

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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

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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