I admire The Rock and the River and Camo Girl, so any new book from Kekla Magoon goes on my list. How it Went Down has earned superb reviews for its multi-faceted story of a community torn apart by a shooting in which multiple people offer differing accounts of what happened.
I read anything by Ann M. Martin, so Rain Reign is a must read. She's drawn fabulous praise for her portrayal of a young girl with Aspergers dealing with the loss of her dog.
Michaela DePrince's amazing and inspiring lifestory of her childhood in war-torn Sierra Leone to becoming one of the few African-American prima ballerinas sounds like a remarkable read. Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina is one of my top choices on my list.
I hope you can find time to read an awesome book or two over the holidays!
Jennifer Schultz, Youth Services Librarian, Fauquier County Public Library
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