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“Power Up: Your Incredible, Spectacular, Supercharged Body” by Seth Fishman, illustrated by Isabel Greenberg

You are a really great kid. You can run fast and jump high. You can smile and sing and catch a ball. You might even know how to make a sandwich or help out around the house. You’re pretty awesome ...

“Inventing Victoria ”

You can be anything you want to be! That’s what you were told, growing up: you could do anything, try everything, and be anybody you wanted to be, if you tried. Set your sights on something, and it was yours ...

Local author to sign book at Crest Hill book market

Joliet - WriteOn Joliet co-leader and member Denise M. Baran-Unland will chat and sign books from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23, 2019 at The Book Market located at 2365 Plainfield Road in Crest Hill. She will also sell ...

“Good Kids, Bad City”

Your hands were clean. Freshly washed, not a speck of dirt, they were as clean as your conscience. You did no wrong; instead, you promoted what was good and right. But in “Good Kids, Bad City” by Kyle Swenson, past ...

“The Hollywood Jim Crow: The Racial Politics of the Movie Industry” by Maryann Erigha

The movie you’ve been waiting for is finally available. Sure, you saw it in the theatre, but you’re happy to watch it again. It has adventure, a little romance, and plenty of action – plus, it features your favorite actor, ...

“Make It Work” by Tony A. Gaskins, Jr.c.2019, Howard Books

Not interested. Nope, you’ve tried it and it’s not for you. Neither is love, apparently, as evidenced by the string of awful dates you’ve had lately. You know that having a bad relationship is easy. Having a good one takes ...

“Stop That Yawn!” by Caron Levis, illustrated by LeUyen Pham c.2018, Atheneum Books for Young Readers

“I’m not tired!” That’s what you might say when it’s time for bed. You want to stay awake for awhile. Who can shut their eyes when fun might be happening? You’re not tired, but in the new book “Stop That ...

Kids Christmas books

“A Tuba Christmas” by Helen L. Wilbur, illustrated by Mary Reaves Uhles c.2018, Sleeping Bear Press $16.99 / $21.99 Canada 32 pages “Construction Site on Christmas Night” by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Ag Ford c.2018, Chronicle Kids $16.99 / $22.99 ...

“Remembrance” c.2018, Kensington $20.00 / $21.95 Canada 193 pages

For weeks, you’ve been scouring the stores. You have a lot to give. Most of it is wrapped up colorfully, beribboned and bowed. Some gifts are in bags with shiny trim, while others are tucked away in closets. You have ...

“Friday Black: Stories” by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah c.2018, Mariner Books $14.99 / higher in Canada 194 pages

You are the strongest person you know. You can lift and carry a lot of weight and many burdens, because strength comes from within as well as from muscles. So what are you capable of doing when times get strange? ...

“My Love Story” by Tina Turner (with Deborah Davis and Dominik Wichmann) c.2018, Atria Books $28.00 / $34.99 Canada 260 pages

Just wait. Two words that are impossible to hear, especially if you have big plans. Hold on, don’t veer off-course, work the plan, hard as it may be. Just wait. As in “My Love Story” by Tina Turner, good things ...

“The Greatest Football Teams of All Time” from Sports Illustrated Kids c.2018, Time Inc. Books $19.99 / $23.99 Canada 144 pages

You could never pass on a chance to catch the game. Yep, the salsa is hot, the soda is cold, you’ve got your lucky jersey on, and you’re ready to watch the World’s Greatest Football Team play to win – ...

We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide” by Carol Anderson with Tonya Bolden, foreword by Nic Stone

Your blood is red. You were born with the same number of bones, ears, and appendages as everybody else and your requirements are food, air, water, shelter and love. Indeed, you’re just like other humans – but as you’ll see ...

“ Washington Black” by Esi Edugyan c.2018, Knopf $26.95 / higher in Canada 352 pages

You need to get out of here. You don’t know where. You just have to go to another room, maybe, or another building, another town, across the world. You need to get out of here but, as in the new ...

“John Woman: A Novel”

Clothes, as they say, make the man. So do his language and demeanor – but what else? Did his parents or teachers make him who he is? Is it income, peer pressure, the movies he sees, jobs he holds, or ...

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