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HARRIET TUBMAN, INSPIRING AMERICAN HERO

Posted about 3 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Harriet Tubman (c. 1820-1822 – March 10, 1913) is an icon of courage, a true American hero. Born Araminta “Minty” Ross, she was enslaved at birth in Maryland. In 1849 […]
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Most Anticipated YA Books of 2022 (the first half)

Posted about 5 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Wow! It has been quite a year for YA books. Would you agree? I’ve enjoyed some great new YA titles this year including A Complicated Love Story Set in Space […]
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Bah! Humbug!

Posted about 5 months ago by Meg Raymond
Bah! Humbug! How did this phrase come to convey curmudgeonly displeasure? The origin of the word humbug is unknown. It emerged in England in the mid-18th century, with a first […]
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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Something You’ve Always Wanted to Learn About

Posted about 6 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Well readers, we’ve made it to the end of the 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge! This post highlights Prompt #12, our last official prompt. Prompt #12 asks you to read […]
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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Books About Teen Entrepreneurship

Posted about 7 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Wow! This is our next-to-last prompt for the 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge. It’s hard to believe that we are so close to the end. Like our last prompt, Prompt […]
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Haunted Houses and Things That Go Bump in the Night

Posted about 8 months ago by Meg Raymond
As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler (please, let it get cooler!) I want to spend even more time nested in at home reading.  It’s October, so […]
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Celebrate the Days – October

Posted about 8 months ago by Meg Raymond
THERE ARE HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES EVERY DAY OF THE MONTH — SO MANY REASONS TO CELEBRATE! I’M NOT SAYING THERE SHOULD BE CAKE EVERY DAY, BUT I’M NOT SAYING THERE […]
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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Books By or About a Senior Citizen

Posted about 8 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Readers, we are in the last quarter of our 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge! If you’ve made it this far, I have complete confidence that you will finish. You may […]
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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Recommended by Someone You Admire

Posted about 9 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Welcome back, readers, to this month’s 2021 Teen Reading Challenge post! The prompt this month is to “read something recommended by someone you admire.” Let me start off by saying […]
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RPL Recommends: The Scariest Books We’ve Ever Read

Posted about 2 years ago by Jennifer Deuell
This Halloween, we’ve set out to bring you the scariest books we’ve ever read…and you know we read a lot of books!  The following is a list of books which […]
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