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Adult Books for Teens: “A Place at the Table”

A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White   This tale of disparate people coming together to grant one another a bit of peace, the opportunity to find their places at the table, begins with brother and sister James … 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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Adult Books for Teens: Biography: “Breaking Night”

     Breaking Night by Liz Murray  Being the child of drug addicts makes for a life both frightening and weird. There’s no stability, the strangers in house can be anyone, including child sexual predators. And the parents themselves are pretty … Continue reading

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“Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick”

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber As if it’s not bad enough that Lithuanian foreign exchange student Gobi isn’t the kind of girl Perry imaged sharing his senior year with, he is commanded by his parents to take … Continue reading

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“A Northern Light”

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly The Gillette murder case: In 1906, Grace Brown was a worker in the Gillette Skirt Factory (New York State) and was murdered because Chester Gillette, nephew of the owner, didn’t want to marry her … Continue reading

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