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The Boy in the Black Suit, by Jason Reynolds


This book won the Coretta Scott King Award. The scenes of the neighborhood reminded me of the film Fences. People sitting out on their stoop, reading the newspaper and watching neighbors walk by. Kids playing in the street. People’s lives … Continue reading

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No Ordinary Day by Deborah Ellis


This small book packs big messages. I have traveled in India a number of times. Street people, beggars, the homeless and sick are no strangers here in the San Francisco area or in the streets of India. I have chatted … Continue reading

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Ship Wrecker, by Paolo Bacigalupi


In this world, global warming has caused the destruction of cities like New Orleans as the water levels rose. People no longer use oil to power ships. Clipper ships sail extraordinarily fast, powered by sails shot by cannon up into … Continue reading

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