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MUHAMMAD by Sarah Conover

Muhammad : the story of a prophet and reformer, by Sarah Conover

Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon http://bookishwhimsy.blogspot.com/2014/01/review-dont-turn-around.html

Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon--Sixteen-year-old Noa has been a victim of the system ever since her parents died. Now living off the grid and trusting no one, she uses her computer-hacking skills to stay safely anonymous and alone.

Earthquake - by Aprilynne Pike. Fallen goddess Tavia Michaels must use her growing powers to stop a virus from wiping the Earth away, all while deciding to be with either her eternal lover, Logan, or her former best friend, Benson.

Fallen goddess Tavia Michaels must use her growing powers to stop a virus from wiping the Earth away, all while deciding to be with either her eternal lover, Logan, or her former best friend, Benson.

"At seventeen, Daisy feels imprisoned by her brother Steven's autism and its effects, and her only escape is through her trumpet into the world of jazz, but when her parents decide to send Steven to an institution she is not ready to let him go."

The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe. written in verse about family/teen life with an autistic younger teen brother.

Touching. Laughed hard, and wept hard through the book, AND the movie.

The Help (Kathryn Stockett) somewhat different from the movie, really really amazing book

Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics

Rush for the Gold: mystery at the Olympics (The Sports Beat, / John Feinstein "Two teenaged aspiring journalists who are dating, solve a mystery at the 2012 Olympic Games, while one simultaneously competes for a gold medal in swimming.

this says it all. But I would add a chocolate store where the chocolate was free attached to library.

All I want is peace, love, understanding and a library BIGGER than the Grand Canyon. Oh yeah!

Recommended by Librarian Kevin Connell: "The true story of the United States lies not with the founding fathers or robber barons, but with the country’s most overlooked and marginalized peoples: the workers, immigrants, housewives, and slaves who built America from the ground up and made this country what it is today". (from the publisher)

A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States by Ilan Stavans

This is definitely a must-read, and if you are like me (I had never read it before) you need to put this one at the top of your TBR list.

Audiobook Review: To Kill A Mockingbird

This Is Not a Drill by Beck McDowell: An incredible book actually sent to press just BEFORE the Sandy Hook incident but made all the more real because of it. A YA novel, but a must read for anyone interested in the safety of schools.

Two teens try to save a class of first-graders from a gun-wielding soldier suffering from PTSD When high school seniors Emery and Jake are taken ho.

Annotation and podcast for Pick-Up Game. A possible book to pair, compare and contrast with Volponi's The Final Four.

Pick-Up Game edited by Marc Aronson & Charles R. Visit "The Cage" to play, watch, remember, or dream about basketball. Ten authors create ten linked stories that unite basketball and life during single day at the court.

Purge by Sarah Darer Littman https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0545052378/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_m1nBxbRDWJQXC

Purge / Sarah Darer Littman "When her parents check sixteen-year-old Janie into Golden Slopes to help her recover from her bulimia, she discovers that she must talk about things she has admitted to no one--not even herself.

The Fault in our stars is on of the best books I've read

Hazel meets Augustus at Cancer Kid Support Group. Their obsession with a reclusive author sets them on a life-changing journey of love, pain, and cancer perks.

Best Fiction for Young Adults: "After solving a deadly case in the small town of Lobo's Nod, seventeen-year-old Jazz, the son of history's most infamous serial murderer, travels to New York City to help the police track down the Hat-Dog Killer."

Game by Barry Lyga (Grades 9 & up). Sequel to I Hunt Killers. After solving a deadly case in the small town of Lobo's Nod, Jazz, the son of history's most infamous serial murderer, travels to New York City to help the police track down the Hat-Dog Killer.

The 10 best long reads from the Guardian UK. At nearly 800 pages, Donna Tartt's new novel is a modern epic. But some literary doorstops really are worth the investment…  Who else should have made the list?

The 10 best long reads

This week Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. The spellbinding story of a young boy who survives the tragic

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