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Teen Book Review: American Born Chinese

May 16, 2024|Comments Off on Teen Book Review: American Born Chinese

Three seemingly separate stories follow three different distinct characters and combine to produce a powerful message about belonging and discrimination

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Teen Book Review: The Diary of a Young Girl

May 2, 2024|Comments Off on Teen Book Review: The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank, a thirteen year old Jewish girl, was forced into hiding with her family when the Nazi’s invaded the Netherlands. Anne narrated the difficulties of being confined, the anxiety of being found out, and the complex relationships among the residents of the secret annex in this memoir.

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Teen Book Review: Arya Khanna’s Bollywood Moment

March 28, 2024|Comments Off on Teen Book Review: Arya Khanna’s Bollywood Moment

After her sister’s three year disappearance and surprising return, Arya feels ready to put the past behind in order to help her sister, Alina, with her Shaadi– which means getting in full wedding preparation mode. But with her unsettled resentment for her sister, boiling tensions with her mother, and a huge mound of college applications to tend to, it’s safe to say that Arya is overwhelmed. Add in her school rival, Dean, and things go from bad to worse.

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Teen Book Review: The Ivies

January 22, 2024|Comments Off on Teen Book Review: The Ivies

The Ivies, a group of five girls at Claflin Academy, are determined to get accepted into the Ivy League universities. As their aspirations rise, the girls are willing to take drastic measures to receive admission,

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