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Bread! Bread! Bread!

Bread! Bread! Bread!

Bread! Bread! Bread! by Gloria Creed-Dikeogu ~ illustrated by Karen Ohnesorge Share Bread! Bread! Bread! is a simple, yet colorful children’s story set in Cape Town, South Africa, during World War II. Mama sends Tietie, the eldest of seven children, to the Indian store to fetch bread. On her way to the store, Tietie finds that the bread truck has met with an accident. The bread truck driver is sitting at the side of a muddy road, his truck’s doors are wide open, and the bread has fallen onto a muddy street. An excited thong of Tietie’s neighbors come to help and Tietie joins them. As a...

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I Get to Be Me

I Get to Be Me by Grant Kollman, illustrations by Vikrant Singh Share   A young boy, who doesn’t want to go to school because of all the adversity he faces from bullies and others, would rather stay at home where through his imagination he can have amazing adventures and avoid being the person he really is. By discovering that being himself is an adventure, he realizes the many wonderful events and friends he’ll miss if he doesn’t go out and be himself! REVIEWS Wow! – Fantastic book for the kiddos! It rivals Goodnight Moon! The author is clearly talented. Can we get the next book...

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In God We Trusted

In God We Trusted

In God We Trusted: Pioneer Stories from Kansas by Roy Bird Share Tweet   Popular stories of Kansas history in large print for easier reading describes this collection. Roy Bird has been capturing the essence of Kansas through the lives of its residents for over thirty years and continues to educate and entertain with the 25 stories, tales, and episodes featured in this book from his home state’s past. Most of these sagas appeared early in Bird’s career and they take a look at the people and events of nineteenth century Kansas. His background as a historian and professional...

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Wishing You Home

Wishing You Home by Eunice Boeve Share Tweet   How do you make a banana split? The answer? Step on it. That is one of the jokes ten-year-old Bobby Benson and his dad, fighting in Germany in this last year of WWII, send in their letters. Wishing You Home begins with the news that Bobby’s best friend’s dad has been killed in the war. Bobby’s fear for his own dad’s safety increases. REVIEWS Coming soon! About Author About Illustrator Details Eunice Boeve, who was born and raised in Montana and Idaho, has spent nearly all of her adult life in Kansas. She writes for both adults and children...

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Decoding College

Decoding College

Decoding College: Stories, Strategies, and Struggles of First-Generation College Students by Kallie Clark Share Decoding College: Stories, Strategies, and Struggles of First-Generation College Students is a slice-of-life, college exposure guide aimed at first-generation college students and their families. Decoding College provides a comprehensive guide to the basics of the college admissions, selection and enrollment processes while specifically focusing on issues unique to students of color, low-income students, and underrepresented students. Unlike the multitude of college guides...

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The Genius Club for Survivors Only

The Genius Club for Survivors Only

The Genius Club for Survivors Only A Novel of Life and Survival in a Declining America by Rob Reider The setting is the Eldorado Estates Country Club resort in a ‘tony’ area of Southern Florida. The resort was once ‘the place,’ a restricted conclave of the very wealthy. But as the area developed and other plusher resorts opened, Eldorado became a second class destination—unrestricted and open to anyone. Doug Carpenter, a retired corporate executive with the looks of a garden gnome wanders aimlessly around the resort assuming the role of a womanizer. His afternoon ritual is to have his happy...

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