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Book Club Review: Sweep: The story of a girl and her monster by Jonathan Auxier

For nearly a century, Victorian London relied on "climbing boys"--orphans owned by chimney sweeps--to clean flues and protect homes from fire. The work was hard, thankless and brutally dangerous. Eleven-year-old Nan Sparrow is quite possibly the best climber who ever lived--and a girl. With her wits and will, she's managed to beat the deadly odds… Continue reading Book Club Review: Sweep: The story of a girl and her monster by Jonathan Auxier

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Book Club Review: Ebb & Flow by Heather Smith

One summer, after a long plane ride and a rotten bad year I went to Grandma Jo's. It was my mother's idea. Jett, what you need is a change of scenery. I think she needed a change of scenery, too. One without me. Because that rotten bad year? That was my fault. Thus begins the… Continue reading Book Club Review: Ebb & Flow by Heather Smith

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YA Book Club – November Book Announcement

Read along with us in November! Sweep: The story of a girl and her monster by Jonathan Auxier For nearly a century, Victorian London relied on "climbing boys"--orphans owned by chimney sweeps--to clean flues and protect homes from fire. The work was hard, thankless and brutally dangerous. Eleven-year-old Nan Sparrow is quite possibly the best… Continue reading YA Book Club – November Book Announcement

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Book Club Review: The Lifters by Dave Eggers

When Gran and his family move to Carousel, he has no idea that the town is built atop a secret. Little does he suspect, as he walks his sister to school or casually eats a banana, that mysterious forces lurk mere inches beneath his feet, tearing up the earth like mini-hurricanes and causing the town… Continue reading Book Club Review: The Lifters by Dave Eggers

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YA Book Club October Book Announcement

Sorry, a bit late announcing our October book as we get back into the swing of things after summer. Our October book announcement is  MYRCA nominee: Ebb and Flow by Heather Smith One summer,after a long plane rideand a rotten bad yearI went to Grandma Jo's.It was my mother's idea.Jett, what you need is a… Continue reading YA Book Club October Book Announcement

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YA Book Club September Book Announcement

To make sure everyone has time to get a copy our next book, it is time to announce our September novel: The Lifters by Dave Eggers When Gran and his family move to Carousel, he has no idea that the town is built atop a secret. Little does he suspect, as he walks his sister… Continue reading YA Book Club September Book Announcement

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Book Club Review: City on Strike by Harriet Zaidman

The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike was a key moment in Canadian history when demands of workers and returning soldiers all played out in the bloody streets of Winnipeg. The governing elite condemned the strike organizers as "Bolsheviks" and unleashed waves of violence. The country hasn't fully healed since. City on Strike is a riveting middle-grade fiction… Continue reading Book Club Review: City on Strike by Harriet Zaidman