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  • November 2020: New Releases
    November 2020: New Releases
    Whether it’s humor or history, fantasy or food, wizards or warriors, November has a book for you. Take a look and let us know in the comments section which ones you’re looking forward to. And don’t forget to click on the titles for links to Bookshop.org.   Serena Says  By Tanita S. Davis JC shines like a 4th of July sparkler. She has the best ideas, the biggest, funniest laugh, and the party starts when she arrives. Serena St. John is proud to be known as her best friend. Everything changes when JC returns from the hospital with a new kidney — and a new best friend. Out of the spotlight of JC’s friendship, suddenly things aren’t quite so sparkly in Serena’s world. Lonely Serena works on perfecting her vlogs, hoping to earn a shot at becoming a classroom reporter. If she can be smart and funny on video, why can’t she manage that in real life? If only she...
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  • Author Spotlight: Summer Rachel Short... plus a Giveaway!
    Author Spotlight: Summer Rachel Short… plus a Giveaway!
    October 28, 2020 by
    Today, let’s give a warm Mixed-Up welcome to Summer Rachel Short, author of the debut middle-grade novel, The Mutant Mushroom Takeover. Described by Kirkus as “Packed to the gills with fun,” and by School Library Journal as “A fun debut novel with an action-packed climax that will leave readers eager...
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  • Diversity in MG Lit #21 Political Activism
    Diversity in MG Lit #21 Political Activism
    October 15, 2020 by
    We are in the final throes of the 2020 campaign, and I want to highlight some non-fiction books on activism in a variety of forms. Enough is Enough: how students can join the fight for gun safety by Michelle Roehm McCann (Beyond Words Hillsboro, OR 10/2019) There is only one...
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  • Diversity in MG Lit #20 Contemporary Realistic Fiction
    Diversity in MG Lit #20 Contemporary Realistic Fiction
    September 16, 2020 by
    I’ve got a big roster of diverse titles with contemporary and realistic settings this month, so my reviews are going to be correspondingly short so I can fit them all in. I’ve organized these with the youngest books first moving toward YA titles that are still appropriate for MG readers....
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