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AMELIA LOST by Candace Fleming

When Amelia Earhart was born in 1897, women could not vote, men were legally entitled to their wive’s money and property, and nobody expected women to fly airplanes. Amelia grew up in Kansas, raised by a mother who unashamedly declared that … Continue reading

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CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein

Verity is a coward, and she knows it.  Captured by Nazis, stripped to her underwear, tied to a chair, and tortured, she is prepared to talk–or write.  All she needs is paper, pen, and ink. Her confession tells the story … Continue reading

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HEART AND SOUL by Kadir Nelson

American history, as told in schools, is often white-male-centric.  Textbook writers usually do not portray minorities and women as main characters in history; they are relegated to secondary characters and sidebars, only important insofar as how they interact with white … Continue reading

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