Rain Reign, by Ann Martin

Summary:  Struggling with Asperger’s, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.

Feiwel and Friends

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Red Berries White Clouds Blue Sky, by Sandra Dallas

Summary:  After Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese, twelve-year-old Tomi and her Japanese-American family are split up and forced to leave their California home to live in internment camps in New Mexico and Colorado.

Sleeping Bear Press

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Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, by Julie Berry

Summary:  Seven very proper Victorian young ladies conspire to hide a murder from the authorities at their boarding school.

Roaring Brook Press

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Voices from the March on Washington, by J. Patrick Lewis

Summary:  Six fictional characters, in cycles of linked poems, relate their memories of the historic day in 1963 when more than 250,000 people from across the United States joined together to march on Washington, D.C., calling for civil and economic rights for African Americans.

WordSong

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1st October Meeting

Wow!  We had such a great discussion Friday night and made a LOT of progress.

We took a lot of titles off our reading list and got down to some serious talk about many books, including Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson, New Kid by Tim Green, and The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier.  When we started discussing The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez by Peter Johnson and Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak Bandits, we ran out of time.

Debate is always the fun part, especially with so many diverse opinions!

What are YOUR opinions on these titles?

Incommunicado, by Randall Platt

Summary:  When a wealthy Japanese American resort owner in a small, sleepy Oregon coastal town becomes the prime target of an angry mob, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, twelve-year-old Ruby Opal Pearl “Jewels” Stokes comes to his defense.

Sky Pony Press

 

Kinda Like Brothers, by Coe Booth

Summary:  When his mother takes in a twelve-year-old foster boy, Jarrett is forced to share his room and his friends with the new boy.

Scholastic

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