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    NDG Book Reviews

    ‘Bread for Words: A Frederick Douglass Story’ is a good book for kids at home during this crisis

    By Terri Schlichenmeyer It's that time of day and your stomach's growling. That's what happens when you're hungry and you need to eat: your body...

    Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot

    By Terri Schlichenmeyer A sea of people. That's what you saw, overlooking the crowd at the rally you attended. More people, perhaps, than you'd ever seen...

    Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is a fascinating history book

    By Terri Schlichenmeyer You've always held such promise. People could see it in you, starting when you were small: you were going to go places, do...

    ‘Salt River’ will not disappoint mystery-thriller fans

    By Terri Schlichenmeyer You just spit in a tube. That’s what...

    ‘Beneath the Surface’ tackles the difficult subject of teen suicide

    By: Terri Schlichenmeyer Three hundred sixty-five days. That’s the amount of time we all had last year: 52 weeks of 24/7,...

    Delivered by Midwives is an informative package

    By Terri Schlichenmeyer The mailman’s come and gone for today. He never brings you much anymore anyhow, just a few bills and a card sometimes; now...

    ‘Overground Railroad’ is just the ticket for a well-rounded history book

    By: Terri Schlichenmeyer Your tickets have been purchased. Reservations were made in your name and all that’s left is packing. Yep, you’re heading out for the...

    ‘By and By’ tells the story of Charles Albert Tindley, the Father of Gospel Music

    By: Terri Schlichenmeyer Every Sunday morning, you get to do your favorite thing. You get to sing. You know the words to all the songs without...

    ‘Maybe Dying is Like Becoming a Butterfly’ has wings

    By: Terri Schlichenmeyer Grandpa knows almost everything. He knows why birds fly, he can whistle with his fingers in his mouth, he’s really good at putting...

    Mary Monroe’s ‘Right Beside You’ is a perfect holiday read

    By: Terri Schlichenmeyer You’re going to just be quiet now. You have things to say, but you’re not going to say them. Nope, not opening your...

    NDG Bookshelf: Sulwe helps children be comfortable in their own skin

    By: Terri Schlichenmeyer Other kids can be so mean. In your classroom, they call you names and whisper bad things. On the playground, they tease you,...

    ‘A Song for You’ offers a few secrets about Whitney Houston

    By: Terri Schlichenmeyer You saw that coming. It was easy to anticipate because the signs were there. It was plain as day, couldn’t have been easier...

    A Single Light is a fast-paced and thrilling horror tale

    By: Terri Schlichenmeyer Just a little sniffle. That’s how it all begins: a sniffle, a sore throat, achy body, cough, you know the list....

    ‘Melania & Michelle’ offers a look at a position only a select few will ever hold

    By: Terri Schlichenmeyer The chair you now sit in was once occupied by someone else. You are the second or fifth or forty-fourth to hold the...

    ‘One Day’ The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America

    By: Terri Schlichenmeyer What did you do the last Tuesday in July? For that matter, what did you do yesterday?  If you’re like most people, you have...

    ‘Searching for Black Confederates’ is a book that no Civil War scholar should ignore

    By: Terri Schlichenmeyer History is a big subject. And yet, each era has inside it a thousand little clues for people, places, and everyday life: clothes...

    What you need to know before picking up this book

    By: Terri Schlichenmeyer There are so many things you want to leave your children. Heirlooms will someday be theirs, obviously, but your gifts won’t be objects....

    ‘Full Throttle: Stories’ is a thrilling ride

    By: Terri Schlichenmeyer The pedal’s to the metal and you’re in a hurry. You need to get somewhere fast, somewhere nobody’s ever been before...
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