Invasion by Walter Dean Myers

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Genre: Historical fiction

Invasion is the story of Josiah Wedgewood, a young southern man who participates in the Allied D-Day invasion of France on Omaha Beach as a member of the 29th infantry. The story begins before the invasion and continues as Josiah and his fellow soldiers push through the French countryside toward St. Lo. Continue reading »

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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

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Genre: Fantasy

Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal 

This is the book that beat out Wonder for 2013’s Newbery medal, and I can see why…if the Newbery Medal is the prize for the book that makes you cry the most. Geez Louise. I read it mostly in one sitting and had to stifle my sobs so my husband didn’t think I was nuts. Make sure you have a box of tissues nearby. Continue reading »

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