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Spellbound

March 4, 2020

In Onward, brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot use magic to try to bring back their dad, who died when they were young. But their first attempt at the spell brings back only half of him—his legs and feet. Perplexed, the…

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A New View of the Frontier

March 4, 2020

It’s 1880, and 14-year-old Hanna is beginning a new life with her father in the small town of LaForge, in the Dakota Territory. But the townspeople are not happy with their arrival. Hanna is half Asian, and the locals reject…

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Coding Heroes

February 19, 2020

Kids’ creations come to life in a new computer game called SuperMe. The game was designed by students in Chicago Public Schools. To make it, they had to learn how to code. They also drew their own superheroes. Then they…

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Making Breakthroughs

February 19, 2020

Throughout United States history, black women have faced discrimination because of both their race and their gender. Changing the Equation profiles more than 50 black women who overcame obstacles to become pioneers in the world of STEM. STEM stands for…

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Legendary Men

February 12, 2020

Vashti Harrison is the author and illustrator of a best-selling book about famous black women. Now, she brings together more than 35 influential men in Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History. You might have heard of Frederick Douglass. He…

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Defining Change

February 11, 2020

In Dictionary for a Better World, words are defined and organized in alphabetical order. But that’s the end of the similarities between this new book and a traditional dictionary. This one’s filled with art, poems, stories, and quotes from famous…

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On the Run

January 23, 2020

Sonic is blue, furry, and the fastest thing around. In the new movie Sonic the Hedgehog, he comes to Earth from another planet. When he gets here, he makes friends with a human named Tom. Together, they set out to…

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Seeing Both Sides

January 22, 2020

The narrator of Sunnyside Plaza is 19-year-old Sally Miyake. She lives at Sunnyside Plaza, a group home for people with developmental disabilities. Sal has trouble understanding some things, but she has many gifts. “I can’t read,” she explains, “but I…

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Animal Adventures

January 15, 2020

Dr. John Dolittle is a veterinarian with a special talent: He can talk to animals. The character was introduced 100 years ago in The Story of Doctor Dolittle, the first in a series of classic novels for kids. Over the…

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Iggy's World

January 15, 2020

Nine-year-old Iggy Frangi isn’t afraid to be himself. He has a lot of great ideas, even if they don’t always go according to plan. The Best of Iggy is about the misadventures of this mischievous boy. Author Annie Barrows calls…

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