Compelling Graphic Novel


Today I have a compelling graphic novel that does not sugar coat the trauma wrought on families who have a member who is an addict.   This is a true story and will serve as a way for kids to develop empathy for others who face similar difficulties.  It also reminds us that families are complicated and loving and tough…

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Book That Encourages Empathy


Today I have a book that encourages empathy.  This is such a powerful story disguised as a fictional memoir by the author whose family also came from China to end up working and living in a motel.  My heart went out to Mia, but her attitude and resilience kept the story moving in such a positive direction that I was…

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Must Read Back to School Book


Today I have a must read back to school book!  It isn’t very often I fall in love with the back to school fare that’s offered.  My favorites continue to be School’s First Day of School and First Day Jitters.  But now we have a noteworthy addition that hits all the right notes.  Dare I say kids will eat this…

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When Your Friends Are Wealthier


Today I have a book that tackles the problem of when your friends are wealthier than you are.  Income disparity and spending differ by family and tweens need to confront the reality that they don’t have all the same things as their friends.  How do kids manage when they are developing their identities and don’t always feel confident?  It’s an…

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Following Basketball Dreams


Today’s book is about following basketball dreams.  Zayd is obsessed with hoops, but his parents prefer the violin.  When kids don’t have the time for everything, how does a family decide what to pursue?  It isn’t always so easy to decide. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss…

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Can Business and Friendship Mix?


Today I have a book that answers the question “Can business and friendship mix?”  While I won’t give away the answer I will say that this book goes way beyond your neighborhood lemonade stand.  Let’s just say the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well on Poplar Lane! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email…

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