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Laurie Halse Anderson is an American writer, known for children's and young adult novels. She received the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 2010 for her contribution to young adult literature.
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Fault Lines in the Constitution
The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today
Cynthia Levinson - Aug 01, 2019 (first published in 2017)
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Many of the political issues we struggle with today have their roots in the U.S. Constitution.Husband-and-wife team Cynthia and Sanford Levinson take readers back to the creation of this historic document and discuss how contemporary problems were first introduced―then they offer possible solutions. Think Electoral College, gerrymandering, even the...
Laurie Halse Anderson
Nov 02, 2020
This graphic novel version of The Fault Lines in Our Constitution needs to be in every library, classroom and home! Regardless of who wins, we should spend the month of December doing a National Read of the book, with virtual opportunities to discuss it. @cylev @01FirstSecond     source
Prairie Lotus
Linda Sue Park - Mar 03, 2020
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Prairie Lotus is a book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father's shop, and making at least one friend. Hanna, a half-Asian girl in a small town in America's heartland, lives in 1880. Hanna's adjustment to her new surroundings, and the townspeople's prejudice against Asians...
Laurie Halse Anderson
Aug 22, 2020
@ryanbeckwith @irac99 That's wonderful - thank you! If you're looking for another amazing historical fiction novel, check out Prairie Lotus by @LindaSuePark. It's set in the same time period as the Little House books, but with better research & an honest approach to the racism of the time era. Enjoy!     source
All Boys Aren't Blue
A Memoir-Manifesto
George M. Johnson - Apr 28, 2020
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In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult m...
Laurie Halse Anderson
Jul 26, 2020
All Boys Aren’t Blue by @IamGMJohnson is powerful, stunning and vitally important. I love this book so much! It needs to be in every library - public and high school - in the country. Can we make that happen, @aasl & @yalsa? @GraceKendallLit @MacKidsSL     source
Racism, Antiracism, and You
Jason Reynolds - Mar 10, 2020
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A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in AmericaThis is NOT a history book.This is a book about the here and now. A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.A book about race. The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This rema...
Laurie Halse Anderson
Jul 21, 2020
@MimiDempsey1 Exactly!!! Have you read Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You? It's the book I wish all Americans could read together.     source
The Grace of Silence
A Family Memoir
Michele Norris - Sep 06, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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A profoundly moving and deeply personal memoir by the co-host of National Public Radio’s flagship program All Things Considered.  While exploring the hidden conversation on race unfolding throughout America in the wake of President Obama’s election, Michele Norris discovered that there were painful secrets within her own family that had been willfu...
Laurie Halse Anderson
Jun 23, 2020
@krystal_deleeuw @LadyOfSardines @edifiedlistener Fabulous book. So is The Grace of Silence: A Family Memoir, by @michele_norris. That needs to be read by EVERYONE.     source
How We Fight for Our Lives
A Memoir
Saeed Jones - Oct 08, 2019
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From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power.“People don’t just happen,” writes Saeed Jones. “We sacrifice former versions of ourselves. We sacrifice the people who dared to raise us. The ‘I’ it seems doesn’t exist until we are able to say, ‘I am...
Laurie Halse Anderson
Oct 14, 2019
This book is amazing. Thank you, @theferocity - your story gutted me, then filled me up again.     source
The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship"
Deborah Heiligman - Oct 08, 2019
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From award-winning author Deborah Heiligman comes Torpedoed, a true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII. Amid the constant rain of German bombs and the escalating violence of World War II, British parents by the thousands chose to send their children out ...
Laurie Halse Anderson
Oct 03, 2019
I’m so excited that this book is almost in the world!! Crafted w @DHeiligman’s deep research & powerful narrative voice, this true life tale of WWII is stupendous!     source
The Vagina Bible
The Vulva and the Vagina
Jennifer Gunter - Aug 27, 2019
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OB/GYN, writer for The New York Times, USA Today, and Self, and host of the show Jensplaining, Dr. Jen Gunter now delivers the definitive book on vaginal health, answering the questions you've always had but were afraid to ask--or couldn't find the right answers to. She has been called Twitter's resident gynecologist, the Internet's OB/GYN, and one...
Laurie Halse Anderson
Aug 23, 2019
“There are no products here to make balls smell better.” Seriously, you guys. If you have a vagina, or you love someone who has a vagina, or have so many vagina questions, buy @DrJenGunter's book: The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina—Separating the Myth from the Medicine     source
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain - Jan 29, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society.In Quiet, Susan...
Laurie Halse Anderson
Jun 28, 2019
@jthompedu @susancain I have rarely cried about a book as much as I did this one. It was the first time I really understood me. So happy you’ll put Cain’s lessons into the world with love!     source