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Adult Books for Teens: Nonfiction: “Dead Wake”

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson The Lusitania, a British ship in the Cunard Line, was considered the most elegant passenger liner of its day. It was fast and luxurious, and a trip aboard was … Continue reading

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Quick Reads: “Dead End in Norvelt”

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos    What an entertaining mix of fact and fiction about growing up in a small town. Founded by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt during the Great Depression, by the early 1960’s, Norvelt is dying … Continue reading

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Common Core: Adult Books for Teens: “Revolutionary Summer”

   Revolutionary Summer by Joseph J. Ellis The summer of 1776 is the revolutionary summer that Ellis discusses in his book, one in which the fate of the war for independence looked pretty bleak. Ellis says of Washington’s ragtag army, … Continue reading

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