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Book Review – League of Archers by Eva Howard

By Awnali Mills Ellie Dray and her friends loved to play at being Robin Hood and his Merry Men, and dubbed themselves the League of Archers.  But time and tragedy have made them grow up.  Ellie’s father died in the … Continue reading

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Book Review – Breaker Boy by Joan Hiatt Harlow

By Awnali Mills Corey is anxious to join his father in working in the mines of Pennsylvania.  That is, until he falls through the ice and drowns.  He is rescued and revived by reclusive Mrs. Chudzik, but suffers from PTSD … Continue reading

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Book Review – The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

By Awnali Mills World War II is not over, but things are definitely looking up for Ada.  She’s gotten an operation to fix her club foot, and Lady Thornton has given her new family a place to live.  But then … Continue reading

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Audio Book Review – Rose under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

By Awnali Mills At the recommendation of a co-worker, I listened to Rose under Fire by Elizabeth Wein.  Rose Justice is an American courier pilot for Britain during WWII.  She’s dealing with the grief of losing friends and the tedium … Continue reading

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Book Review – I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

By Awnali Mills Ten year old Mamie’s last assignment before leaving school in June of 1969 is to write a letter to an astronaut.  Everyone else chooses Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, but Mamie feels sorry for Michael Collins, since … Continue reading

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Book Review – Brotherhood by A. B. Westrick

By Awnali Mills Do you ever follow a rabbit trail that leads you to unexpected places?  I was researching an author and saw an interview she had with another author, who happens to be local.  I wondered what the second … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review – A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

By Awnali Mills Joey and his sister Mary Alice are shipped out of Chicago by their parents to spend part of the summer with their Grandma Dowdel.  They are not happy because they’ve never even met her.  However, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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