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Book Reviews

(category archive)

The Insurrection Act

Posted about 2 months ago by Kathy Coker
Posted in Book Reviews
President Donald Trump’s warning to use the Insurrection Act in answer to protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers means the law might be […]
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A Conversation with U.S. Representative John Lewis On Social Justice

Posted about 2 months ago by Kathy Coker
Posted in Book Reviews
The following is from the Executive Director of the National Archives Foundation. In this time of civil unrest, calling for social justice and an end to racism, we can all […]
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An Anti-Racist Reading List for Teens

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
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Black Lives Matter: an anti-racist reading list

Posted about 2 months ago by Natalie Draper
This list is by no means comprehensive. I am not an academic, an expert, nor am I a person of color. These are books that I personally read and recommend […]
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HAPPY with HABITS

Posted about 2 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Habit was a dirty word. Like hope, waiting, and boundaries, the idea of habit was a form of discipline I scoffed at as being confining, restricting, and limiting. As a […]
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PO Box 1142

Posted about 3 months ago by Kathy Coker
Posted in Book Reviews
The following is from my ongoing research on World War II Prisoner of War Camps in Virginia. It’s a steamy summer night in 1943 in Alexandria, Virginia,…and another Army bus […]
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One month, 365 days of fantastic fiction

Posted about 3 months ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Book Reviews
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and we have a ton of fantastic fiction for you to immerse yourself in. I’m going to unpack of some of my favorite fiction […]
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Preserving A Warehouse of Forestry History

Posted about 3 months ago by Kathy Coker
Posted in Book Reviews
According to a 2005 survey, American institutions retain over 4 billion items like books, manuscripts, photographs, oral history, maps, sound recordings, and digital collections. Libraries own 63 percent of them. […]
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Teens & Foster Care

Posted about 3 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Posted in Book Reviews, Teens
May is National Foster Care Month. It is a time to acknowledge all the helpers involved in the foster care system, but more importantly to recognize and support the children […]
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Reading Pandemic Fiction in a Pandemic

Posted about 3 months ago by Meg Raymond
Is this pandemic messing with your reading habits? It’s messing with mine. I have more time for reading, but reading has gotten so much more difficult. I am one of […]
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