Paper Cowboy, by Kristin Levine

Summary:  In a small town near Chicago in 1953, twelve-year-old Tommy faces escalating problems at home, among his Catholic school friends, and with the threat of a communist living nearby, but taking over his hospitalized sister’s paper route introduces him to neighbors who he comes to rely on for help.

Putnam

Mid-July Meeting

We had another wonderful meeting Friday!

We discussed accuracy, clarity and organization of information in regard to choosing our Mock Newbery winner.  And we commend Benjamin B.  for reading all the non-fiction we have on our reading list!  Thanks, Benjamin B.  Hopefully more of our readers will follow his example to see what each title has to offer.

We continue to add more titles to our cart, and are trying hard to keep up our reading through the summer.  Which titles have we missed?  Feel free to comment.

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson

Brown Girl DreamingSummary:  Jacqueline Woodson, one of today’s finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.

Nancy Paulsen

Curiosity, by Gary Blackwood

CuriositySummary:  In 1835, when his father is put in a Philadelphia debtor’s prison, twelve-year-old chess prodigy Rufus Goodspeed is relieved to be recruited to secretly operate a chess-playing automaton named The Turk, but soon questions the fate of his predecessors and his own safety.

Dial

Find it at WCPL

Entombed, by Christopher Krovatin

EntombedGravediggers series
Summary:  In this final installment of the series, Ian, Kendra, and PJ face their most dangerous zombie-fighting mission of all, deep in the caves of Indonesia.

Katherine Tegen Books

Fall of Heroes, by Jeramey Kraatz

Fall of HeroesCloak Society series
Summary:  Masquerading as a new group of superheroes, the evil Cloak Society has taken over Sterling City–and ex-villain Alex Knight must bring them to justice once and for all.

Harper

Hades Speaks! by Vicky Alvear Shecter

Hades SpeaksSummary:  Hades, god of the dead, welcomes readers on a dangerous tour of his underworld kingdom, filled with monsters, furies, giants, and vampire demons. Along the way, he reveals ancient death rites and sinister curses, tells hair-raising stories, and cracks jokes to die for. With his witty voice and ghoulish sense of humor, Hades is the perfect guide through this fresh and imaginative work of nonfiction that reads like a novel.

Boyds Mills Press

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