Book Review: Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 384 pages

Published: September 15, 2020

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Race

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Back to School: Books for Reluctant Readers

The new school year has started and although 2020-2021 will be unlike any school year we ever encountered, that does not mean we are not facing the similar learning issues. And a recurring one is getting children and teens to read.

Over the years, children and teens are reading less and less. Most blame television and/or the increase amount of technology use to cause children and teen to read less, however, there might be other factors in play. Some students may feel that the text that reading is too complicated for them and the book size may be intimidating to them. There are some books out there that are useful in helping younger readers find the right book for them and discover the true joys of reading, without any pressure:

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Books You Should Get Out Of the UK: September Edition

Are you looking for your next great read? Why not try out the books from across the pond? Despite from what governments say, books are essential and are needed now, more than ever. So if you are need of a variety and want to read diverse stories, then I suggest you try out some British titles!

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Books to Read This Month: September Edition

Wow..is it September already? New month, new books! If you are looking for reads to escape the back to school (or return to work) blues, here are some new releases that will entice your imagination. From thrilling conspiracy theories to magical schools, this month’s reads will make September fly right by (and hopefully into 2021):

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Books You Should Get Out Of the UK: August Edition

Are you looking for your next great read? Why not try out the books from across the pond? Despite from what governments say, books are essential and are needed now, more than ever. So if you are need of a variety and want to read diverse stories, then I suggest you try out some British titles!

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Books to Read This Month: August Edition

Summer heatwave got you down? Why not stay inside a cool place, with a cool book! Some exciting books are coming out this month. From uplifting stories, to thought-provoking literary fiction and to a return to a bestselling series, August book releases will have readers completely entertained as the summer weeks start to wind down:

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Winners of the 2020 Waterstone Children’s Book Prize

The UK bookseller, Waterstones, has just announced the 2020 winners of their Children’s Book Prize. This award, which is chosen by Waterstones’ booksellers, honors emerging writers of exceptional talent and are blooming in the children’s writing industry.

Here are the winners:

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2020 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

The longslist for the 2020 Booker Prize has just been announced. The list was chosen of 162 titles published in the UK and Ireland between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020

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Best Graphic Novels of the Year…So Far

I have given you the best books of 2020, now it’s time for the best Graphic Novels! And I have enlisted fellow librarians (and fellow graphic novel/manga enthusiasts) Whitney Davidson-Rhodes and Joseph Pascullo to also give some of their picks for the best graphic novels of the year, so far:

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