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Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories About Growing Up Scieszka 2008

Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories About Growing Up Scieszka By Jon Scieszka Biographies are boring – period. That’s what I thought as a kid, and I have a feeling many kids think that now, too.  Biographies are reserved for school assignments; not for pleasure reading and certainly not to make you laugh. Knucklehead [...]

September 5th, 2011
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The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child (1997)

by Francisco Jiménez His parents both work, he helps take care of his siblings, and attends school when he can; regretfully, he doesn’t usually get to start school until November when the grape harvest is over. Is this kid your typical American child? Not your average Mill Valley kid, for sure, but he’s not that [...]

June 6th, 2011
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YA: Nonfiction Doesn’t Suck: You Can’t Win

You Can’t Win by Jack Black No, this memoir is not about Tenacious D, Nacho Libre, or Kung Fu Panda. The Jack Black writing this story was born in 1871 and this autobiography is about his time thieving, train hopping, cat burglar-ing, and escaping prisons up and down the West Coast. Originally published in 1926, [...]

May 7th, 2011