Sunday, October 23, 2011

YA Novels that aren't dark or explicit

Heard about this blog when I went to the Books By the Banks Festival yesterday.

It has reviews of books that don't contain explicit violence, profanity, or paranormal themes.  How many vampire books do you want to read anyway ;-)

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Books By the Banks This Weekend!

This fun festival takes place at Cincinnati's Duke Energy Center this Saturday,
October 22, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm 

Hundreds of authors speaking and signing their work as well  as panel discussions, author interviews, K-12 Kid’s Corner, etc.

Check out the event here:

Monday, October 17, 2011

Daughter of Fortune by by Isabel Allende


Here's a title that I enjoyed reading immensely.  Allende's great historical novel is translated by Hija de Fortuna. 

Eliza Sommers, left alone and pregnant in Chile when her love Joaquin runs off to California during the Gold Rush, decides to follow him only to become entranced with her new life of freedom and independence.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Battle of Jericho by Sharon Draper


Read local author Draper's book set in Cincinnati.

Jericho is thrilled when he's asked to join the Warriors of Distinction, a school club with a fifty-year history and fine reputation for community service. But he soon learns that membership involves a prolonged and demeaning hazing campaign that includes paddling, being led on a leash, and jumping from a second-story window. This well-characterized novel moves with mounting tension to its inevitably tragic conclusion.

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