Insta Review: Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram Jason Reynolds is a unicorn. He’s open about the fact that growing up, he was not a reader: “It’s not something I’m proud of. It’s not cool. The truth is, my life was made infinitely […]

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Insta Review: Mimi, by Johnny Newman

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram When Mimi’s mom died suddenly, parts of everyone else died with her. Her father spends most of his time staring into space and attempting to make frozen pizza; her sister only wears black and will […]

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Insta Review: Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, by Jordan Sonnenblick

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram “Oh gee, I think I’ll pick up this happy looking book about drums and teen romance,” innocent past Ms. Fitz said. “It looks like a good weekend read.” Wow, I am wrong a lot. Not […]

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Insta Review: Ninth Ward, by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram How do you prepare for a devastating hurricane when you don’t know what a hurricane looks like or feels like? Can’t evacuate – no money, no car, nowhere to go. Can’t buy extra supplies – […]

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Insta Review: One Came Home, by Amy Timberlake

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram Sloooooooooow goooooooooing. In a throwback to last year’s inchworm of a novel The Green Glass Sea comes one of the most plodding historical mysteries I’ve ever made it through. One Came Home opens with a […]

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Insta Review: Chasing Space, by Leland Melvin

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram CAUTION: Reading Chasing Space is likely to cause a growth mindset in children. Side effects may include inability to give up, increased positive attitude, and alarmingly big dreams 😉 When I found out that the […]

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Insta Review: Bubble, by Stewart Foster

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram No less than ten sixth graders told me to drop what I was reading and pick up Bubble; and like a good librarian, I do what I’m told. Bubble tells the story of eleven year […]

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Insta Review: Cavlin, by Martine Leavitt

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram I never get tired of reading novels told from the viewpoint of an exceptional mind. Calvin has schizophrenia, and his visual and auditory hallucinations have become too much for him to handle on his own. […]

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Insta Review: Invisible Emmie, by Terri Libenson

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram Emmie’s parents like to joke that she came into the world with a howl that rattled the windows; but somewhere along the way, she lost her voice. An “oops” baby in a family with two […]

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