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Book Review: The Last Cuentista

by Donna Barba Higuera Publisher's Synopsis There lived a girl named Petra Peña, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra's world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children – among them Petra and her family – have… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Cuentista

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Book Review: The One and Only Ivan

by Katherine Applegate *cover and synopsis from Goodreads* Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it… Continue reading Book Review: The One and Only Ivan

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Book Review: The Mermaid’s Sister

by Carrie Anne Noble *cover and synopsis from Goodreads* There is no cure for being who you truly are… In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian, Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Auntie’s healing potions; by night, Auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked… Continue reading Book Review: The Mermaid’s Sister

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Book Review: Seventh City

by Emily Hayse *Cover image and synopsis from Goodreads* “Let me tell you a story that happened so long ago that only the hills and rivers can remember the time . . . .” All her life, thirteen-year-old Maki has heard tales of the legendary city of gold, buried deep in the northern frontier. But… Continue reading Book Review: Seventh City

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Book Review: The Means That Make Us Strangers

by Christine Kindberg *Cover image and synopsis from Goodreads* Home is where your people are. But who are your people? Adelaide has lived her whole life in rural Ethiopia, where she and her family are the only white people she knows. Then her family moves to South Carolina, in 1964. Adelaide promises she'll return to… Continue reading Book Review: The Means That Make Us Strangers