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Required Reading Refresh

Pique your teen reader’s interest by recommending these fresh takes on the required reading from your glory days.

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A Tribute to Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison was an inspiration. A bold, beautiful, strong, Black woman. A Nobel prize winning author extraordinaire, an empowered and outspoken literary icon, I always looked up to her in admiration. Here is a blog in remembrance.

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So you want to read...Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler's Birthday was on June 22nd, so you may have been seeing her name on different blogs and news sites.

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Tea Obreht's Inland: A Book Review

Following nearly eight years after her New York Times bestselling hit The Tiger’s Wife, Tea Obreht’s new novel Inland is worth every bit of the wait.

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Becoming: A Book Review

  In a reading guide to her memoir, Michelle writes, “My main hope was to create something that could be useful to other people, to give them something they could use in their own lives. So I focused on telling my story as honestly as I could. I’m not settling scores or giving a political play-by-play.”

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Small Great Things: A Book Review

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” Jodi Picoult named her novel “Small Great Things” as a tribute to this saying.

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15 Hot New 📚 for the New Year

Start the New Year right with these hot new titles, including Angie Thomas's (The Hate U Give) highly-anticipated second novel On the Come Up.