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Book Review: Amina’s Voice

Synopsis "Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Except now that she's in middle school, everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the "cool" girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name to something more… Continue reading Book Review: Amina’s Voice

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Children’s Review: Firebird

Synopsis In Firebird, ballerina Misty Copeland shows a young girl how to dance like the firebird. Copeland, who is an American Ballet Theatre soloist, writes to a young dance with fragile confidence. She encourages the young girl that through hard work and determination, she too can reach the same highs Copeland has in her career.… Continue reading Children’s Review: Firebird

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Children’s Review: The Flute Player

The Flute Player is a retelling of an Apache folktale. As the story goes, a young boy and girl met at a social dance and instantly knew that they liked each other. The boy told the girl he played the flute and that she might hear him sometime. Whenever they were separated between the fields, he… Continue reading Children’s Review: The Flute Player

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Children’s Review: Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away

Synopsis Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away by Ketch Secor is such a joyful book! Lorraine and her grandpa "Pa Paw" love music and spend their days singing and playing instruments of all sorts on his farm in Tennessee. One day their instruments, including Lorraine's favorite penny whistle, disappear. That same evening a… Continue reading Children’s Review: Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away