Hello Universe*

Hello Universe by Erin Estrada Kelly The individual paths of Virgil Salinas, Valencia Somerset, and Kaori Tanaka are united by fate or as Kaori would say, by the universe itself. Virgil ends up in an old well - thanks to a bully named Chet Bullens. But things end up better than he could've ever imagined. I …

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Dear Mr. Henshaw*

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary A sixth grade writing assignment connects Leigh Botts with his favorite author, Mr. Henshaw. In his letters to Mr. Henshaw, Leigh opens up about his parents' divorce, his feelings toward his father, and the struggles he has at his new school. Mr. Henshaw suggests Leigh keep a diary. Leigh takes …

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A Wrinkle in Time*

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle Father is missing and Meg's mother is lost in her lab work. Meg and her brother, Charles Wallace, have been making the best of the situation despite the teasing at school. Rather than believing her father chose to leave them, Meg's convinced something happened to him. When Mrs. Whatsit …

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon*

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill Along the lines of Hunger Games, the Protectorate sacrifices a baby each year to the forest witch in order to preserve their safety. But the Protectorate is led by a which who is fed and strengthened by the sorrow of others. Xan, the so-called forest witch, saves …

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