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ImperfectCJ
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My son and I enjoyed finding the common elements in these intertribal stories for middle-grade children. Each is written by a different author, but all center around people traveling to the annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, Michigan. There is good variety in the characters' experiences, and good exploration of identity and the discomforts of growing up. We read this for Build Your Library homeschool curriculum, level 7.

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Bkwrm7
Grown | Tiffany D. Jackson
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Last year for a bit, my library ran a Silent Reading Club: people met on Zoom, read silently for 50 minutes, and then briefly talked about their reading. They discontinued it sadly and I missed it so much that for 2022 I splurged on a paid Zoom account and started my own! It has been so great: the FB group has 70 members and sessions have had from 7 to 18 people attend! It feels so amazing to build this culture of reading with my friends. ❤

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guidosophia
Elena Vanishing: A Memoir | Clare B. Dunkle, Elena Dunkle
Pickpick

really amazing. one of few books i‘ve read about eating disorders that doesn‘t glamorize or instruct you.

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guidosophia
Elena Vanishing: A Memoir | Clare B. Dunkle, Elena Dunkle

“life is love. life, in all its suffering, is love. and death is powerless to change that.”- pg 247

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Bkwrm7
Grown | Tiffany D. Jackson
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My #WeeklyForecast is an ambitious one! Hoping to make it through most of this pile - 3 are comics so should go quickly (Mooncakes, Flamer, & I Was Their American Dream). I've already started Grown and it's a page turner for sure. That leaves The Black Kids and In the Wild Light. Also planning to finish The Story Girl on audio for #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead and make progress on Ace of Spades on audio.
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Cinfhen Gorgeous photo 🤩those comics are chunky !! Hope you find time to get through this stack 😁Happy Reading 20h
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CaramelLunacy
Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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Ever Wong just wants to spend her last summer dancing before she heads to parent-required med school despite her vertigo around blood. When her parents find out they send her on a study abroad trip to Taiwan to study Mandarin. But little do they know the program is known as "Love Boat" among its attendees - a chance to hook up, party and rebel away from parental restrictions.

A "good girl" finding herself and growing up. Very enjoyable.

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PuddleJumper
Meet Cute Diary | Emery Lee
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Bailedbailed

Noah is a very unlikable and entitled character even for a 16 year old. I really couldn't keep reading it, there were times when he was downright nasty to people he supposedly cared about

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Butterfinger
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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I can't decide. Memoir vs. #OwnVoices I also have Borges, but I am not sure if it is Ficciones translated or not. How I love this challenge!! #FoodandLit @Catsandbooks @Texreader

Butterfinger @Chrissyreadit the tagged is young adult. 4d
Chrissyreadit Thank you! It sounds like a book I‘d love! I‘m going to see if library has it. 4d
Allylu I read Furia last year for my Argentina book - my daughter challenged me to read at least one book from every Spanish-speaking country. I thought it was good. I gave it 4 stars. You can read my short review if you search for it here on Litsy. 4d
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IndoorDame I‘m always partial to #ownvoices when I have the choice 4d
Butterfinger @IndoorDame normally, I do too, but the other one is written by one of the survivors of the 1972 plane crash. I'm going to have to check them both out of the library. 4d
IndoorDame @Butterfinger oh, that does sound really interesting. I‘ll look forward to your review if you end up reading that one 4d
Catsandbooks Looks like you have some good ones! 4d
BrittanyReads I, too, am considering Furia but may go with Lobizona. I'm very on the fence 8h
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I get sucked into the movie Alive any time it's on so Out of the Silence gets my vote. It's on my TBR but not for Argentina. 4h
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PatriciaU
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From the Publisher: Set against the lush backdrop of early twentieth century Ecuador and inspired by the real-life history of the coastal town known as the birthplace of cacao, this captivating #OwnVoices novel from the award-winning author of The Sisters of Alameda Street tells the story of a resourceful young chocolatier who must impersonate a man in order to survive.

From me: Read this gorgeous book!

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Bookish_Gal
This Poison Heart | Kalynn Bayron
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Love how her books start off so basic and, half way through, go crazy: You‘re engaged, so let‘s ramp it up. Briseis is nicknamed “Black poison ivy” for a reason. She‘s amazing & confident. There‘s so much between her & the mystery girl & the nice boy. Suspicious of both thou. Buildup came slow, yet powerful. gale winds of whaattttt. Ending left me wild & questioning; glad sequel coming in June. She‘s amazing with those bombshells & #lgbtq rep.