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Book: A Room of My Own (Legacy Series) by Ann Tatlock
Virginia, the young daughter of a wealthy doctor's family, sees her life forever altered by the Great Depression. Forced to give up her own room so that relatives can move in, her resentment at those circumstances is altered as she helps her father, who spends his spare time giving medical attention to the people of "Soo City." Soo City is a makeshift camp near the Soo Line tracks. But her [...]
 
Book: Prospero's Potent Art (Miranda) by Ariel Setobarko
Illustrated book for young readers based on Prospero's monologue from the last act of Shakespeare's The Tempest. To carry out his wizardry, Prospero conducts an ensemble of elves and fairies touting musical instruments. The musical motif of the illustrations draws attention to the perfect pitch and metronome of Shakespeare's poetry.
 
Book: Hot Summer in the Plain of Shinar (Miranda) by Ariel Setobarko
This is the story of the Tower of Babel, retold based on apocryphal texts - so don't look for it in the Bible. The main character is Nimrod, great-grandson of Noah and King of Shinar. It was his obsession to build the tower, and his exceptional rhetorical skills helped him sway and mobilize his people, who join him enthusiastically in this mad project. It is a story not only about a doomed [...]
 
Book: Paris and Helen (Miranda) by Ariel Setobarko
This is the second book in the Miranda Series of Sycorax Books, intended for very young readers. The story line is a sequel to The Judgment of Paris and describes the events that led up to the Trojan War. The readers are introduced to Paris on his visit to Sparta, the beautiful Helen, her husband, Menelaus, and his brother, Agamemnon. The story is told matter-of-factly, without pathos or undue [...]
 
Book: The Judgment of Paris (Miranda) by Ariel Setobarko
Retelling the essentials of the story of the Judgment of Paris, in few words and with rich illustrations, in a slightly tongue in cheek tone. The story, a catalyst for the Trojan War, contains the seeds of some of the most important works of Western culture, reaching from Homer to Virgil to Dante and beyond.
 
Book: Funny You Should Ask (Life Without a Field Guide Book 1) by Lill Hawkins
From Chapter 2 of "Funny You Should Ask" "1. Q . Why aren't you in school? A . Why aren't you in therapy? A . Why would you ask? A . I'm still contagious. A . If I can't take my gun, I'm not gonna go. A . Head lice. A . My religion lets me marry at 9 and I'm on my honeymoon. A . Leprosy A . Psychiatrist appointment. A . I had to see my parole officer. A . Court date. A . My parents refuse to make [...]
 


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