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The Season

The season


Title: The Season
Author: Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer
Series: n/a
Recommended for: 8th grade and up
Pages: 344
Call Number/Link:  Teen Fiction Dyer, J. 

Synopsis:     “When her mother enters her and her twin sister as debutantes for this year’s deb season in Dallas, soccer star Megan McKnight is furious. She has no interest the dress-filled life of a socialite deb, but her season turns out to be one full of twists and turns – and more than one dashing suitor!”–  

I really liked this book, it was fun, full of exciting events and you would never have guessed the ending.  A fun read for upper middle school, high school and college.  Previous readers have said is related it to pride and prejudice meets tomboy and the texas tradition.

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Posted by on August 15, 2016 in Realistic, Romance, Teen


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Juneteenth For Mazie

juneteenthTitle: Juneteenth – For Mazie
Author: Floyd Cooper

Series: N/A

Recommended for: Grades 1-2

Pages: 40 pages
Call Number/Link:  E Cooper, F.

Synopsis: Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate freedom. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history ― the day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumph, as she gets ready to celebrate Juneteenth.

Recommendation– I think this a great read aloud book during Black History month.  I did not know about this holiday myself and so I think it would be very interesting to young children.  The graphics are muted and really pull across the history that they are trying to convey.  So a must read for school teachers and preschool to educate the young about a little known holiday.

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Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Holidays, Picture Books


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