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Donalyn Miller

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Donalyn Miller is an award-winning teacher, author, and staff development leader who has taught fourth, fifth, and sixth grade language arts and social studies in the Fort Worth, Texas area.
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The Ogress and the Orphans
Kelly Barnhill - 2022-03-08
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A fantasy about the power of generosity and love, and how a community suffers when they disappear. Stone-in-the-Glen, once a lovely town, has fallen on hard times. Fires, floods, and other calamities have caused the people to lose their library, their school, their park, and even their neighborliness. The people put their faith in the Mayor, a dazz...
Donalyn Miller
2022-05-07T21:41:17.000Z
@caroletaylor21 Such a great book!      source
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Sisters of the Neversea
Cynthia L Smith - 2022-05-03 (first published in 2021)
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Five starred reviews! In this beautifully reimagined story by NSK Neustadt Laureate and New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek), Native American Lily and English Wendy embark on a high-flying journey of magic, adventure, and courage to a fairy-tale island known as Neverland...Lily and Wendy have been best friends si...
Donalyn Miller
2021-06-15T16:17:51.000Z
Re-reading Sisters of the Neversea by @CynLeitichSmith during my flight to ATL. Lilly and Wendy are fabulous characters! What are you reading this week? #bookaday      source
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Farmers Unite!
Planting a Protest for Fair Prices
Lindsay Metcalf - 2020-11-10
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**A 2020 JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION**In the late 1970s, grain prices had tanked, farm auctions filled newspapers, and people had forgotten that food didn’t grow in grocery stores. So, on February 5, 1979, thousands of tractors from all parts of the USA took to the highways and flooded Washington, DC, in protest. Farmers wanted fair prices for t...
Donalyn Miller
2021-02-18T02:17:59.000Z
@lindsayhmetcalf Such a fabulous book!      source
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You Had Me at Hola
A Novel
Alexis Daria - 2020-08-04
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Leading Ladies do not end up on tabloid covers. After a messy public breakup, soap opera darling Jasmine Lin Rodriguez finds her face splashed across the tabloids. When she returns to her hometown of New York City to film the starring role in a bilingual romantic comedy for the number one streaming service in the country, Jasmine figures her new “L...
Donalyn Miller
2020-12-12T20:54:08.000Z
2/ I’ve been reading a lot of romance this year because I need happy(ish) endings. Two I’ve enjoyed and recommended a lot are You Should See Me in a Crown by @byleahjohnson & You Had Me at Hola by @alexisdaria #bookaday      source
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You Should See Me in a Crown
Leah Johnson - 2020-06-02
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Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay -- Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.But when the financial aid she was ...
Donalyn Miller
2020-12-12T20:54:08.000Z
2/ I’ve been reading a lot of romance this year because I need happy(ish) endings. Two I’ve enjoyed and recommended a lot are You Should See Me in a Crown by @byleahjohnson & You Had Me at Hola by @alexisdaria #bookaday      source
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If I Ever Get Out of Here
Eric Gansworth - 2015-04-28 (first published in 2013)
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Now in paperback: The debut novel Laurie Halse Anderson praised for "fearlessly laying down the truth" about friendship, poverty, and the joys of rock 'n' roll.Lewis "Shoe" Blake is used to the joys and difficulties of life on the Tuscarora Indian reservation in 1975: the joking, the Fireball games, the snow blowing through his roof. What he's not ...
Donalyn Miller
2020-11-27T01:21:19.000Z
@Julie_Hough_ @LeanneC3046 @pennykittle First books that fell into my brain? Eric Gansworth’s If I Ever Get Out of Here and Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John.      source
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Five Flavors of Dumb
Antony John - 2011-09-29
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The Challenge: Piper has one month to get the rock band Dumb a paying gig. The Deal: If she does it, Piper will become the band's manager and get her share of the profits. The Catch: How can Piper possibly manage one egomaniacal pretty boy, one talentless piece of eye candy, one crush, one silent rocker, and one angry girl? And how can she do it wh...
Donalyn Miller
2020-11-27T01:21:19.000Z
@Julie_Hough_ @LeanneC3046 @pennykittle First books that fell into my brain? Eric Gansworth’s If I Ever Get Out of Here and Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John.      source
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When Stars Are Scattered
Victoria Jamieson - 2020-04-14
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Heartbreak and hope exist together in this remarkable graphic novel about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl.Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Life is hard there: never enough food, achingly dull, and wit...
Donalyn Miller
2020-11-26T01:44:05.000Z
@MrsWhitneyECV @FirstBook I’m glad that conversation was useful to you! Great books!      source
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Shannon Miller
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Internment
Samira Ahmed - 2020-03-17 (first published in 2019)
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An instant New York Times bestseller! p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times; color: #111111} span.s1 {font-kerning: none; color: #000000} span.s2 {font-kerning: none} span.s3 {font-kerning: none; background-color: #ffffff} "Internment sets itself apart...terrifying, thrilling and urgent."--Entertainment Weekly Rebellions are bui...
Donalyn Miller
2020-11-26T01:44:05.000Z
@MrsWhitneyECV @FirstBook I’m glad that conversation was useful to you! Great books!      source
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Other Words for Home
Jasmine Warga - 2019-05-28
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I am learning how to besadand happyat the same time.Jude never thought she’d be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives.At first, everything in America seems too fast and too ...
Donalyn Miller
2020-11-26T01:44:05.000Z
@MrsWhitneyECV @FirstBook I’m glad that conversation was useful to you! Great books!      source
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Moxie
Mathieu - 2018-09-18
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The Right Word by Jen Bryant
Outcasts United by Warren St. John