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Review: When We Wake by Karen Healey

When We Wake by Karen Healey. Little, Brown and Company, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Science Fiction / Dystopia Face Value: Oh. Another giant girl’s face looking creepily and vacantly out at the readers. Sure. I mean, the protagonis was cryogenically … Continue reading

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Dear America Review: With the Might of Angels by Andrea Davis Pinkney

With the Might of Angels: The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson, Hadley, Virginia, 1954 by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Scholastic, 2011. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction from the Dear America series Face Value: As Brianna pointed out, these recent reissues of … Continue reading

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Review: Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis

Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (YA) Face Value: I love this cover. It hints at what the book is about without sensationalizing and it’s simple and clean but still … Continue reading

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Review: The Shattering by Karen Healey

The Shattering by Karen Healey. Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011. Currently Available Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy/Contemporary Face Value: I don’t love this cover, but there’s nothing wrong with it either. While I don’t think it really tells you much about … Continue reading

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Review: Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall Lee and Low Books, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction, Poetry Face Value: Perfect. The more I look at this cover the more I’m in love with it. It’s not all that … Continue reading

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Review: The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis Wendy Lamb Books, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: Just about perfect. Seriously, this is one of my favorite middle grade covers in ages. As Elizabeth Bird so aptly put … Continue reading

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Review: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor Viking, 2011 (currently available) Genre: Fantasy Face Value: This is a great cover. Love the illustration of the girl, love the white background and the use of color. No headless stock image here: the girl … Continue reading

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