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Monthly Archives: April 2015

 

Rejoice!  There’s no need to stammer when your child asks, “Where do babies come from?”  These excellent books cover every aspect of growing up in a no-nonsense, highly informative, tasteful way.

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Screen Shot 2015-04-10 at 1.55.27 PMSixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

A funny and poignant coming-of-age, coming out story.

(8th grade and up)


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At thirteen, Jimmy was popular, at the top of his class, and the leading scorer on his basketball team. But all that changed when chicken pox forced him to miss the championship game. Things went from bad to worse when he got pneumonia and missed even more school. Before Jimmy knew it, his grades were sinking and nothing seemed to be going right.

How did Jimmy turn things around, get back on top at school, and land a date with the cutest girl in class?

This is the real-life story of how the DUMBEST idea ever became the BEST thing that ever happened to him.

Fans of Smile, Sisters and El Deafo will love this one too.

(Grades 5 and up)


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An inspired and inspiring read about 26 fearless women who have made (or are still making) history as artists, writers, teachers, lawyers, or athletes.  Come for the art, stay for the illumination.



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