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Miss Lisa recommends Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Written in verse, this book is an autobiographical account of Jacqueline Woodson's life growing up as an African American girl in the 1960s.

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Miss Joyce recommends The Best Man by Richard Peck

Equallyl tender, entertaining, funny and wise, Richard Peck tells the story of Archer Magill's coming of age from elementary school through sixth grade, when he serves as best man in the wedding of two of his male role models. Peck reminds us of the importance of family, character, and that love is blind -- especially through the eyes of children. Michael Crouch does an excellent job of conveying character, from the naive to the outrageous, in this memorable and heartfelt audiobook.

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya book cover photo

Miss Christine recommends The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya

A developer wants to buy the land Arturo's family's restaurant is on. Thirteen-year-old Arturo does his best to make sure his family's livelihood continues, falls in like with the new girl, and hopes to make his grandma proud in this feel-good story about family, friends, and doing the right thing.