Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

“Have you ever considered that you can’t be prepared for every future, but all the work you’ve ever done has prepared you for whatever happens in the present?” - May  **Digital ARC received from Edelweiss** Synopsis: Raffy is master at crafting and creating. He can bedazzle, sew, stitch, and design incredible cosplay costumes. Looking to make it big, …

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Review of Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts) by L. C. Rosen

"Love, monogamy... they sound like a lot of work. They sound kind of boring, too. I love chocolate, but if I could eat only chocolate the rest of my life, I think it would get tedious. Same goes for one cock." Synopsis: Jack Rothman is 17, enjoys parties, make up, and boys. His very active …

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Scratching out a Reader’s Advisory

What is Scratch? Scratch is an online tool that helps teach kids to think creatively and learn the basics of coding.  With Scratch, one can create interactive videos, games, animations, and more.  Scratch was developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Group, and is provided as a free service for everyone.  Not …

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Week 12: Reviewing reviews for The Hate U Give

Reviews come in all shapes and sizes, from professional sources and from amateur sources.  I have gathered reviews for Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give from Kirkus Reviews, The Guardian, and School Library Journal as professional reviews, and a parent review from Common Sense Media, and a review from a Goodreads user as amateur reviews.  I …

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