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The latest Dresden book. Harry has been "Nearly Dead" (shades of Princess Bride), and he's now the Winter Knight, whether he likes it or not. And that is just the beginning! The Gang's all back, and this book is fun!

...Billie Simms doesn't think her hometown of Anniston, Alabama, should be segregated, but few of the town's residents share her opinion. As equality spreads across the country and the Civil Rights Movement gathers momentum, Billie can't help but feel stuck--and helpless--in a stubborn town too set in its ways to realize that the world is passing it by...

Expose yourself to the world through intercultural literature. We are discussing The Red Umbrella by C. Diaz Gonzales. This is for Grades 7+. Sat, 11/03/2012 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm Meeting Room

Lexile Level: 530. If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period by Gennifer Choldenko. Kirsten's parents can't stop fighting, her best friend has ditched her and she finds a new group of friends including Walk who is new to the school. Lori Guerrini from Chagrin Falls HS/MS included this title in her question to the OELMA listserv

Ghetto Cowboy is a fantastic, uplifting inspirational tale about African American cowboys living in Philadelphia struggling to protect their land. It is very interesting because it is coming from a rowdy boy's point of view. People who like historical fiction will certainly enjoy this book. -- Max, 10

A powerful and moving novel set in 17th century America. I especially felt empathy for the Sorrow/Complete character in the book. The scene in which the Blacksmith confronts Florens towards the end of the book is moving as well. The last three sentences of the book contain invaluable truths. The character of Lina could have used some fleshing out though. Other than that, an amazing book. And short too!