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Usually, I focus on new books, but today, I need to present a classic: Frederick by Leo Lionni. Published in 1967, this book is still in print and it still speaks to all of those dreamy, quiet kids out there who … Continue reading

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Underground to Canada

Extensive research went into Barbara Smucker’s Underground to Canada, which is about four people escaping slavery by following the underground railroad to freedom. Shockingly realistic, Julilly, Liza, Adam and Lester’s heartrending trip toward freedom in the face of slave catchers … Continue reading

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