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Firekeeper's Daughter
Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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MysticFaerie
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4.5⭐/5⭐

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Melismatic
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I can‘t recommend this title enough - it was fantastic. Gritty & intense for YA — it follows a young Native woman who agrees to become an informant after two local tragedies regarding meth addiction happen in her community. It‘s a thrill ride and even tho it‘s long, no detail is superfluous. Also expanded on Native traditions & culture. TW: death, addiction, rape.

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Writeme
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What a great book! It‘s been a long time since a book kept me reading well into the night just to find out what happens next. Great story about a Native woman who ends up playing detective to solve the mystery of how meth is being distributed on her reservation in Michigans‘s UP. So much fascinating and authentic culture in a mesmerizing and thrilling story.

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TheLudicReader
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Well, @JamieArc , my first #NYWD22 read was a cracker. I was completely invested in this story of 18-year-old Daunis, who becomes swept up in an investigation into the meth trade that is killing her friends. I loved that the book straddles cultures, incorporates Native stories and traditions, and is a page-turning, kick-ass story with a terrific main character and several fabulous secondary characters. 100% a winner. @monalyisha

monalyisha I need to read this one soon! It‘s not on my #NYWD22 list but I‘ve seen so many stellar reviews! 2w
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LaurenMags
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Simply amazing. I loved everything about this YA mystery.

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RebL
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A highlight of 2021 was reading this book & meeting the author. My review, which includes a reveal of the next book, is here: https://wowlit.org/blog/2021/07/01/wow-recommends-firekeepers-daughter/

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BarkingMadRun
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Ready with my #bookspinbingo choices for January! Nothing like waiting until the last minute! #bookspin #doublebookspin @TheAromaofBooks

Soubhiville Great stack! 2w
BarkingMadRun @Soubhiville thanks!! It‘s weird to be back to thinking about challenges again lol the last month or so, I have been done with most of them 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Addison_Reads
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Good read that could have been better with some editing.

Angelina Boulley does an excellent job of putting the reader into the small community and using language, culture, customs, and family to make it feel like you're part of everything. My complaint though is that there are too many characters and events happening at once, and for a book this long the focus could have been on fewer things to get a more fully developed story.

Addison_Reads Trigger warnings: addiction, suicide, rape 3w
KatieDid927 Agreed, well put. 3w
SRWCF I love the cover art! 3w
WJCintron Thanks for sharing!! I have it on my TBR! It was a winner, right? On Goodreads? Fantasy maybe or debut? I may be wrong. 3w
Writeme I agree about the editing. I was out off by some poorly written sentences right at the start. But once I was hooked I didn‘t notice a thing. I loved it! 1w
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BarkingMadRun
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Barnes and Noble has 50% off hardcover books today and tomorrow, while supplies last! I may have gone a little crazy!

Amiable Ahh! Is it all hardcovers, or select ones? 3w
Crazeedi And I just ordered from them the day before Christmas 🤨 3w
BarkingMadRun @Amiable all of them! 3w
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Texreader
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@JamieArc thank you so much for the awesome gifts for
#JolabokaflodSwap @MaleficentBookDragon thank you for hosting again this year!!

I love trying local chocolate and the other chocolates are perfect!! And I appreciated your very kind note. It makes the book that much special! I love this swap so much!!

JamieArc I‘m glad you like it all ❤️. Happy Jolabokaflod ! 3w
Texreader @JamieArc It was so very special!! 3w
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TheDaysGoBy
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@ralexist Thank you so much for the book and the chocolate! I‘m looking forward to digging into both! I also noticed that the book is signed and I don‘t think I own book that is so that‘s pretty cool!

Merry Christmas and Happy #jolabokaflod

@MaleficentBookDragon #jolabokaflodswap

Nute Merry Christmas, Danielle!💚🌟♥️ 3w
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Scochrane26
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@AmyK1 Amy, I‘m so excited about this book & chocolate! I adore the cover & have wanted to read it for awhile. If only Reese wouldn‘t ruin artwork with her self-promotion. I‘ve been obsessed this year with peppermint chocolate, glad you added to my addiction.😂 Thank you!! #jolabokaflodswap @MaleficentBookDragon —Thanks for hosting, I love this swap each year.

AmyK1 I‘m so glad you like them! That peppermint bark is one of my favorites so when I saw it on your list I had to get it for you 😁 Enjoy and Merry Christmas! 3w
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wen4blu
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Starting the week with one from the middle of my tbr pile.

jlhammar Such a great cover! 4w
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Branwen
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I'm hoping to finish this one up tonight! It's absolutely amazing so far - heartbreaking, int3nse, and emotional, but also just fantastic! ❤📚❤

Aims42 Beautiful picture!! 😍 1mo
Branwen @Aims42 Thank you so much! The weather was actually decent today so I was able to walk at the park after work! 1mo
Aims42 @Branwen Nice!! Yes, our decent weather days are dwindling in Chicago LOL Glad you were able to get a walk in 😄 1mo
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KatieDid927
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This is a lukewarm pick for me. YA is not my fave, and a lot of the things that I don‘t enjoy about YA were in this book. I loved the parts about Ojibwe culture, which pushed this up to a Pick instead of a So-So for me. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

ICantImReading I felt the same about this! 2mo
KatieDid927 @ICantImReading I love Native literature enough that I hoped maybe it‘d transcend the YA genre a little but ultimately too YA-y for me. 2mo
ICantImReading @KatieDid927 exactly!! Have you read Winter Counts yet? It was similar, but not YA. I enjoyed that one more! 2mo
KatieDid927 @ICantImReading YES! It made me think of Winter Counts too. I liked that one more as well, but I found both storylines a little predictable. Would read more from David Heska Wanbli Weiden for sure tho. 2mo
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Branwen
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I picked this book up a last month but I wanted to wait until this week to start reading it! I'm not far into it yet, but I can totally see why this book has been hyped up so much! It's amazing so far! 💕📚💕 It was super chilly at the park this morning, but I persevered, knowing that I probably only have a few visits left before it gets too cold for this season! 😭

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Twainy
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🎧 The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas. Similar writing style & narration. Loved this book! Read it!

18 year old Daunis meets 22 year old Jamie on her brother‘s hockey team. They‘re on a reservation where people are showing up dead & meth is rampant.

Daunis becomes a CI for the FBI.

There‘s love, betrayal, mystery, murder, drugs, bad choices. A good story.

Edit: The story is filled with authentic Ojibwe phrases & customs/traditions.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️2/3

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rachelbuckley
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And the award for World‘s Best Book Buddy goes to…😍
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Do y‘all have a reading buddy too? 🐶🐱 Molly‘s mine, but I did see a book blogger with a ferret guarding her books so I‘m ready to hear about them all! 💕

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ChasingOm
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This book was really good, but the narrator made it AMAZING.

Hearing the Ojibwe words and the (not over the top) accents for each character really brought the book to life for me. I loved learning about the tribe‘s traditions and how they are currently practiced even as the community deals with a very timely issue (drug manufacturing & distribution). It felt like fiction that was VERY informed by real lives and real situations.

JamieArc I read the print, but it would definitely be worth a reread doing the audio! 2mo
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kspenmoll
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Secrets. Scandal. Find your truth. FBI investigation of new lethal drug. Native American culture. Tribe.Friendship. Loss. Grief. Joy. Love.

“Growing up, none of the books I read featured a Native American protagonist. With Daunis,I wanted to give Native teens a hero who looks like them, whose greatest strength is her Ojibwe culture and community.”-Angeline Boulley, author
#YA
Read this book.I could not put it down. Read through the night.

LauraBeth This sounds amazing! 3mo
LoverOfLearning I seriously love this cover!! 3mo
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kspenmoll
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ju.ca.no Oh wow, what an eye catcher this cover is 😍 3mo
kspenmoll @ju.ca.no don‘t you love it?! (edited) 3mo
KristiAhlers The story is so good! Sigh. I loved it 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So true!! ❤️ 3mo
Eggs So lovely 🥰 3mo
Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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bell7
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Daunis Fontaine is 18, a white and Ojibwe woman who's unenrolled,, and her identity is complicated by her constant bridging of two cultures. When meth production (and addiction) threatens her community, FBI investigators ask her to be a confidential informant, and Daunis must navigate helping them and lying to her family. Reese's book club put this one on my radar, and I'm so glad because it was FABULOUS. Give me more by this author soon, please!

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AsYouWish
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Wow!!! This book was a crazy ride! Daunis Firekeeper is a beautiful 18 year old girl getting ready for college and a new bright adventure. When tragedy strikes and she is brought into an FBI investigation about the drugs that are stealing the lives of the people around her, she must make decisions she never dreamed of and starts to see things are not always as they appear. Who can she trust? Where can she turn? Highly recommend!!

🔥🔥🔥🔥

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LibrarianBecky
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So the last three weeks I attempted and finished my first audiobook .. I still prefer the real deal .. book in hand .. but this was kinda nice and a great book too! First Nations thriller based in Ontario .. ‘‘twas exceptional!! 🥰📚

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JamieArc
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Attending an online talk by the author of Firekeeper‘s Daughter hosted by my library. Lovely human, and super fun because Michigan is so well repped in this book. Geeked out when she answered my question 🤓

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KristiAhlers
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I picked this one up while I was on holiday in South Dakota. I truly enjoyed this story. I learned a lot about the culture and I enjoyed the mystery storyline. A quick read and one I recommend.

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AsYouWish
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Starting this beauty today!!! Soooo excited, I have heard so many wonderful things about it!!!

(Picture does not do this cover justice - it is gorgeous!!!)

What are you all reading today??

#Books #WhatAreYouReading #PrettyCovers #YA #SundayReads

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erank58
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3.5⭐

I enjoyed this, though maybe not as much as I anticipated. I was hoping there would be more magical elements to the story, but regardless the plot/mystery was intriguing. Overall this was really impressive for a debut, and I would read more books by this author! #botm

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JacqMac
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“An Ojibwe Nancy Drew”. A work of fiction with the “all too real aspect… the rampant violence against Native women.” Somehow Boulley wrote a story about trauma that was also about love, friendship and hope. Including “celebrating what justice and healing looks like in a tribal community.” I love it when I get lost in a good story and I learn things at the same time. “Books are good medicine!”

EvieBee Definitely! Great review. 4mo
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JacqMac
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Hubby and I went hiking in the Rocky Mountains this morning. After the fresh air and a great workout, I made some tea and I‘m ready for a little #readathon Back to my book!
#SuperSeptember
@Andrew65 @EadieB

EadieB Nice! Beautiful scenery! I‘ve been to the Rocky Mts in Wyoming 4mo
BiblioLitten Beautiful💚💙 4mo
Megabooks Gorgeous!! 4mo
CarolynM Gorgeous scenery and what beautiful weather 😍😍😍 Enjoy! 4mo
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JacqMac
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I started this one today. Hubby is on vacation this week, so I don‘t know if I‘ll hit my goal of three books this #readathon but I‘m going to try. Trying is the fun part right?
#SuperSeptember
@Andrew65 @EadieB

EadieB @JacqMac Good Luck with making your 3rd day goal! Always a challenge when husbands are needing attention! Just do the best you can! 4mo
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amma-keep-reading
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I love when a book catches me by surprise. If you enjoy mysteries, YA, and learning about other cultures this is a book for you.

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Kboltz
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Daunis is part of the Chippewa nation. She plays hockey, respects her elders and wants to go to college to become a biologist. Her ancestral connections and the love of her friend gets in the way of her future. A look at the struggles and injustices of the Native Americans with an emphasis on how women of the tribes are/were treated. Loved this story from a member of the Chippewa Tribe. Great first novel.

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It‘s been awhile since I read under my desk…

Reynosa8701 I‘m listening to this one it‘s really good 4mo
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ilyssa.g
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It started out a bit slow for me; but, I ended up loving it! Now it is not only one of my fave books of the year but one of my favorite all-time YA books! It is unique, and Boulley does an excellent job capturing the mind of a teen. The book excellently explores the complexities and challenges of love, loss, grief, and hope. Each character, especially Daunis, was well-developed and intriguing. It taught me so much about Native American culture!

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emmaturi
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This was a fab read! It was tense and gripping until the end! I can't wait to see this on Netflix at some point!

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Amie
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The first half was rather slow and I had trouble getting into it, but the 2nd half was good.

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tracey38
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I finished this book a couple days ago. I really enjoyed it. A half Native American girl goes undercover within her community after tragedy strikes to find out what and who is behind the increase in methamphetamine within the tribal and hockey world she knows so well. This book has a lot of sad moments but it was very engaging. I liked having a view into the Native world. I was sickened by some of what I saw, some of the prejudice. Great story.

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ErikasMindfulShelf
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Great on audio. Highly recommend.

emmaturi Loved this book 5mo
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Sharanya
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**TW: drug abuse, racism, murder, misogyny, & sexual assault**

Wow. This was an expertly paced, dark & yet loving coming of age story about a biracial Ojibwe girl set against the backdrop of a thrilling tale of murder & drug trafficking. I loved how fiercely intelligent but equally loving and compassionate Daunis was as a character, & the romance with Jamie had depth & vulnerability, which won me over. A heart wrenching ode to Native women. ★★★★☆

Texreader What an awesome review 5mo
Sharanya @Texreader thank you!! 🥰 5mo
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staci.reads
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This book was epic. It's mystery, adventure, tragedy, crime, romance, and coming-of-age all rolled into a story overflowing with culture and tradition of Michigan's UP Native American tribes. The reverence with which the mc describes and adheres to the traditions and beliefs of her culture is beautiful, even as she is balancing her two identities. I loved everything about this story! ❤

Karisa That cover looks gorgeous too! 5mo
britt_brooke Pretty cover! 5mo
kspenmoll Great review! 5mo
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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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I really enjoyed this book. There's a lot of stories within this story that I really enjoyed. The characters are very relatable and well rounded. A well written book.

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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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My next read 🤓. My 2nd book this week. Can you tell I'm on vacation 🎉

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kera_11
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Easily one of the best books I‘ve read this year. So beautifully written to dissect the intricacies of being bi-racial and Indigenous. While dealing with the horrible realities of the danger these communities face, while still being entertaining with plot twists and chalked full of emotion. Could not recommend this book enough to absolutely everybody.
TW: Pls look up trigger warnings before reading.

SW-T I have this on my TBR. Looking forward to it. Great review. 🙂 5mo
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CollapsingLibrary
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Couple days late but here‘s my August TBR! I‘m trying to balance a mix of rereads, new books and my tbr backlog. Really excited for the tagged book, so I‘m thinking of making myself wait until I get at least half way through before starting it.

What book on your TBR are you looking forward to most??

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 208.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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Insightsintobooks
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I don't even know where to start. I just finished this book and I highly recommend it. It touched me on so many levels I'm still processing it.

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staci.reads
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Today, I went to our public library for the first time in years. I used to take my kids there all the time, but it's been probably 5 years. I have no idea why I stopped going and started buying books instead, but it's gotten out of hand. I got a new library card, checked out 5 books, and donated to become a Friend of the Library. Did I also buy 2 books from the used book shop for $1 and $2? Yes, I did 🤷‍♀️ #betterhabits #supportyourpubliclibrary.

DivineDiana Good for you! Libraries need our support! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 6mo
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