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The Geography of You and me

The Geography of You and me

The Geography of you and melittle brownnet galleyfor reviewstand aloneApril 15Lucy and Owen are both living in NYC. He is there with his dad. She lives in the same apartment building . Their paths cross when they get stuck into an elevator. After they ...

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The Sacramento Bee
In book, mom revisits life of son who saw with sound

In book, mom revisits life of son who saw with sound


Myeisha Dinkins, 13, leads Ben Underwood, 14, to his first period class at Smedburg Middle School on Tuesday, May 2, 2006.

Coping with the loss of a loved one is traumatic, but the loss of a child can be unimaginably wrenching.

Sometimes, though, inspiration can come...

The Sacramento Bee
Tiny ‘Limit 55’ book collects briefest of stories

Tiny ‘Limit 55’ book collects briefest of stories


Rick Palkovic holds his book, “Limit 55,” with other examples of the art form. His work contains 26 stories of 55 words apiece.

For “Limit 55,” Davis songwriter-musician Rick Palkovic had to think small. As in a miniature book that measures only 2 inches by 2 inches. It contains 26...

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Open Road Summer

Open Road Summer

Open Road summerBloomsburyNet Galleystand aloneApril 15Reagan and Dee are best friends. Dee is also Delilah Montgomery , and famous singer. She is going on tour with her best friend. Dee is also going through a bad break up with Jimmy .Dee ends up on t...

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The Sacramento Bee
‘Captain Underpants’ doesn’t sit well with some

The potty humor of "Captain Underpants" children's books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison in "The Bluest Eye" would seem to have little in common.

But among some parents, educators and other members of the general public who worry about what books are...

East Sacramento Preservation
East Sacramento has a new “little free library” on 43rd Street

East Sacramento has a new “little free library” on 43rd Street

Katie Byrd scored a hit. 43rd Between J and H has its own Little Library. What is a Little Free Library? It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its … Continue reading

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Frozen

Frozen

Frozenfor review2nd in a seriesHarper teenApril 15 Gray and company are trying to find other rebels. Gray has feelings for Emma & Bree . He is more real with Bree. Gray grows up and faces many different challenges . He also meets up with a dif...

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The Forever Song

The Forever Song

The Forever songnet GalleyHarlequin Teen3rd in a seriesApril 15 Sarren is on the lose and causing trouble. He has many things in store Kanin, Allison, and Jackal. Jackal is the voice of reason though out the book. Kanin is still the master vampire watc...

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The Here and Now book review

The Here and Now book review

The Here and NowRandom Housestand aloneApril 8Prenna James  is from the future. She came almost 4 years with a certain date marked on her arm. She also got a sweatshirt from a boy. Forward a couple years later, she is going to school with the boy ...

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The Sacramento Bee
Between the Lines: April 22 special edition of Bee Book Club

Between the Lines: April 22 special edition of Bee Book Club


“The Talented Mr. Ripley” by Patricia Highsmith

The public telling of young Ben Underwood’s inspirational life and untimely death began with a series of stories by Sacramento Bee reporter Cynthia Hubert, published between May 2006 and January 2009. His story now continues in “Echoes of an Angel: The Miraculous...