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Deidre's Book Reviews

True Believer
The Tale of Despereaux
The Giver
The First Part Last
A Single Shard
How Angel Peterson Got His Name
SHAKA: King of the Zulus
The Gold Cadillac
Freedman's Voice that Challenged A Nation
Messages in the Mailbox
Seymour's Stars
Author Study: Joyce Carol Thomas
My Favorite Joyce Carol Thomas Books
Suggested Response Activity
Review of Thomas's Hush Songs
Review of Thomas's Gingerbread Days
Ride a Purple Pelican
My Momma Likes to Say
My Man Blue
Beast Feast
The Stinky Cheese Man
Once Upon A Time
My Friend Rabbit
Caring for Your Pets
Two Bad Ants

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This site is designed exclusively for my Literature and Young Adults Course. On this site I'll post book reviews of the books I've read throughout the course.

My Hobbies

I enjoy reading to children. Picture books are my favorite because so much can be read into pictures.

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Favorite Links

Children's Literature

American Library Association Booklist

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