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Review of Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown

Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown by Steve Sheinkin Middle School, High School    Roaring Brook    352 pp.    g 9/21    978-1-250-14901-5    $19.99 e-book ed.  978-1-250-14902-2    $10.99 Sheinkin returns to the milieu of his award-winning Bomb: The Race to Build — and Steal — the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon...

Review of Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert Middle School, High School   Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins    224 pp.    g 10/21    978-0-06-305666-4    $19.99 e-book ed.  978-0-06-305668-8    $9.99 On May 30, 1921 — just over one hundred years ago — a young Black...

Review of Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua

Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua by Gloria Amescua; illus. by Duncan Tonatiuh Primary, Intermediate    Abrams    48 pp.    g 8/21    978-1-4197-4020-6    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-1-68335-738-4    $15.54 Luz Jiménez was an Indigenous Nahua girl from Milpa Alta, on the outskirts of Mexico City, who grew up...

Review of The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell

The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell by Jordan Sonnenblick Intermediate    Scholastic    224 pp.    g 2/21    978-1-338-64723-5    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-1-338-64724-2    $10.99 Young Jordan hasn’t always had the best luck when it comes to teachers, but he’s fairly sure his fourth-grade teacher Mrs. Fisher loathes him. His mother gets the...

Review of Violet and Daisy: The Story of Vaudeville's Famous Conjoined Twins

Violet and Daisy: The Story of Vaudeville’s Famous Conjoined Twins by Sarah Miller Middle School, High School    Schwartz & Wade/Random    320 pp.    g 4/21    978-0-593-11972-3    $17.99 Library ed.  978-0-593-11973-0    $20.99 e-book ed.  978-0-593-11974-7    $10.99 On February 5, 1908, conjoined twins were born to Kate Skinner, an unwed mother, in Brighton,...

Review of Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood

Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood by Gary Paulsen Intermediate, Middle School    Farrar    368 pp.    g 1/21    978-0-374-31415-6    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-0-374-31416-3    $10.99 The prolific Paulsen dips into his seemingly inexhaustible well of memories to pen yet another memoir. Employing the same third-person narrative voice he used in...

Review of Separate No More: The Long Road to Brown v. Board of Education

Separate No More: The Long Road to Brown v. Board of Education by Lawrence Goldstone Middle School, High School    Focus/Scholastic    288 pp.    g 1/21    978-1-338-59283-2    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-1-338-59285-6    $11.99 Goldstone (Unpunished Murder, rev. 9/18) takes a long view of the historic 1954 civil rights case Brown v. Board of...

Review of Red Stars: The Case of Viktor and Nadya's Notebooks

Red Stars: The Case of Viktor and Nadya’s Notebooks by Davide Morosinotto; trans. from Italian by Denise Muir Intermediate, Middle School    Delacorte    432 pp.    g 11/20    978-1-9848-9332-1    $19.99 Library ed.  978-1-9848-9333-8    $22.99 e-book ed.  978-1-9848-9334-5    $10.99 Viktor and Nadya are twelve-year-old twins living in Leningrad during World War II. In...

Review of Finding a Way Home: Mildred and Richard Loving and the Fight for Marriage Equality

Finding a Way Home: Mildred and Richard Loving and the Fight for Marriage Equality by Larry Dane Brimner Middle School, High School    Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills & Kane    112 pp.    g 11/20    978-1-62979-751-9    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-1-63592-450-3    $11.99 Brimner (Twelve Days in May, rev. 1/17) presents another compelling story of civil...
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