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Eleven Quick Book Reviews

Here are some of my recent book reviews. All of these originally appeared in other places, in some cases in slightly different form. I hope at least one of the books in this post appeals to you! Jerry Lee Lewis: … Continue reading

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Some Fourths of July

When I was a kid in Iowa, holidays meant going to the grandparents, and the Fourth of July was no exception. My dad’s family gathered at my grandparents’ farm where everybody brought a pot luck contribution to the dinner. Grandma … Continue reading

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Review: BABY’S IN BLACK by Arne Bellstorf

Arne Bellstorf’s graphic “novel” Baby’s in Black is the true story of Astrid who becomes involved with Stuart, a guy who plays in a band. He likes the band scene but really wants to be a painter. Astrid becomes friends … Continue reading

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Review: DEATH OF A DREAMER: THE ASSASSINATION OF JOHN LENNON by Alison Marie Behnke

Alison Behnke’s Death of a Dreamer: The Assassination of John Lennon presents the circumstances surrounding Mark David Chapman’s 1980 murder of John Lennon in a format that is both appealing and appropriate for middle and high school readers. The first … Continue reading

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Review: WINTERTOWN by Stephen Emond

Wintertown by Stephen Emond take place over a winter break as high school seniors and childhood friends Evan and Lucy try to become reacquainted. Lucy moved away when her parents divorced, and comes back to visit her father once a … Continue reading

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