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Favorite Tales of Survival

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I’m addicted to tales of survival, whether real or fiction, that show the power of the human spirit to overcome all sorts of obstacles and challenges and live to fight another day.  Here are some of my favorites: Real Life Black Wave: A Family’s Adventure at Sea and the Disaster That Saved Them by John […]

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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein “Verity” is a spy arrested by the Nazi Gestapo during World War II. The first part of Code Name Verity is her confession and details of her mission for the British army, written out on scraps of paper in between torture sessions designed to extract as many secrets from […]

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2012 Teens’ Top Ten Nominations

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The Teens’ Top Ten is a teen choice list, where teens from around the country nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year.  You can vote for your favorites on the list during August and September and the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week in October. We’ll be having a Books […]

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My Own Worst Frenemy

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Chanti’s mom is an undercover cop, which is the worst thing to be in their rough Denver neighborhood. Everybody hates a snitch and blowing her mom’s cover would mean endangering her life, so Chanti is good at keeping secrets. I loved this urban mystery book!

ReShonda Tate Billingsley at the Library

ReShonda Tate Billingsley

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Join ReShonda Tate Billingsley, national best-selling author, Thursday July 12 7:00PM-8:30PM in Marvin Auditorium 101BC as she discusses her new book “The Secret She Kept.” Billingsley is a former television and radio show reporter, actress, freelance reporter,  ghost writer, professional editor, and has written 21 bestselling books (including eight adult novels, eight teen novels, one […]