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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International Dorm Student Book Club

BOOKS 📚 BUILD 📚 BRIDGES 📚 Kenya ➡️ Vietnam ➡️ Spain ➡️ Central Virginia ➡️ beyond 🌍 Thank you to Señora Roth and our Upper School Dorm students for the incredible conversation inspired by Angie Thomas’ novel, The Hate U Give, provided by Cville OneBook. It’s amazing how characters and their stories can open the door […]

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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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Insta Review: Scar Island, by Dan Gemeinhart

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram The setting: A juvenile detention center (housed in an old insane asylum) on a spooky island in the middle of a dark, stormy ocean. The cast: A dozen or so troubled teens, forced to slave […]

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Insta Review: Restart, by Gordon Korman

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram Restart has a very cool premise – Chase Ambrose wakes up in the hospital with no idea who he is or what his life has been like up to this point. He’s physically healthy after […]

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