A Long Way from Chicago – Richard Peck

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck Listening Library – Unabridged audio – 4 hours, 17 minutes – 2005 (print published 1998) – Genre: Historical Fiction Review by EMS Librarian Heather Overstreet “I don’t think Grandma’s a very good influence on us,” Mary Alice said.” Joey and Mary Alice travel from Chicago to ruralContinue reading “A Long Way from Chicago – Richard Peck”

Two Can Keep a Secret – Karen M. McManus

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus Reviewed by M.Y. – 10th grade TCS student In MacManus’ second novel, on the heels of her stunning debut One of Us is Lying, themes of the secrets embedded in small town life are explored, through the perspectives of curious and fallible teenage detectives. Twins ElleryContinue reading “Two Can Keep a Secret – Karen M. McManus”

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise – Dan Gemeinhart

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise By Dan Gemeinhart Henry Holt & Company 2019 – 344 Pages – Genre: Realistic fiction, Adventure Review by CES Librarian Stephanie Hamilton ”There is so much happiness in the world. There is so much sadness in the world. There is just so much in the world.” One girl, mostlyContinue reading “The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise – Dan Gemeinhart”

On The Come Up – Angie Thomas

On The Come Up by Angie Thomas Balzer + Bray 2019 – 447 Pages – Genre: Contemporary YA Review by CHS Librarian John Hamilton “Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle.” The lines above are from the publisher (HarperCollins) description of theContinue reading “On The Come Up – Angie Thomas”