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Florida Banned Green – Now I Want to Read Him

An article in the LA Times “Book Jacket” – Florida School Nixes John Green’s ‘Paper Towns,’ Prompts Outcry-  reporting on the book banning of this young adult mystery in Orlando, Florida, had me searching for the book.  Although I have avoided John … Continue reading

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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

The suspense is delicious in Anton DiSclafani’s coming of age tale The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls.  Thea Atwell has been sent away from the family’s Florida orange groves to a girls’ boarding school in the Appalachian hills because of … Continue reading

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Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

If you are still alive after being bitten by a turtle, swamped by an alligator, and infected by a bat – can you call yourself a survivor?  In his fourth book for younger audiences -Chomp – Carl Hiaasen uses his … Continue reading

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