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Veins of Gold – Charlie N. Holmberg

Title: Veins of Gold Author: Charlie N. Holmberg Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Plot: Gentry’s father has just left to mine gold in California. Now Gentry has to take care of her siblings, Rooster and Pearl, in the Utah territory. They have little money and few resources. Gentry doesn’t want to rely on their neighbor’s generosityContinue reading “Veins of Gold – Charlie N. Holmberg”

We Were Dreamers – Simu Liu

Title: We We’re Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story Author: Simu Liu Genre: Biography Plot: Simu Liu is an actor best know for his breakout role of Shang-Chi in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. This is his story of growing up in rural China and Toronto Canada. He lived with his grandparentsContinue reading “We Were Dreamers – Simu Liu”

The Attic Child – Lola Jaye

A warning: this book talks a lot about child abuse and neglect. Title: The Attic Child Author: Lola Jaye Genre Historical Fiction Plot: Dikimbe is the youngest child of a family of five kids. He lives outside of a village in Africa, in what is today called Zaire. A rich Englishman named Sir Richard BabbingtonContinue reading “The Attic Child – Lola Jaye”

Behind the Lights – Helen Smallbone

Title: Behind the Lights: The Extraordinary Adventure of a Mum and Her Family Author: Helen Smallbone Genre: Memoir Plot: Helen Smallbone is the mom (or mum because she hails from Australia) of 90’s and early 2000’s Christian singer Rebecca St. James and now popular Christian duo for King and Country. In this book, she tellsContinue reading “Behind the Lights – Helen Smallbone”

Land of the Lone Star Trilogy – Tracie Peterson

Titles: 1. Chasing the Sun, 2. Touching the Sky, 3. Taming the Wind Author: Tracie Peterson Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction Plot: 1. Hannah Dandridge’s father has disappeared from their Texas ranch. Now she’s in charge of her family’s ranch and her two much younger siblings. Hannah looks to her father’s friend, Herbert Lockhart, butContinue reading “Land of the Lone Star Trilogy – Tracie Peterson”

Verdi – Janell Cannon

Title: Verdi Author and Illustrator: Janell Cannon Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book Plot: Verdi is a python living in the rainforest. He’s young and yellow. The adult pythons are green and boring. All they do is lay around. Verdi is full of energy. He spends his day playing and trying crazy tricks. When he noticesContinue reading “Verdi – Janell Cannon”

New is Fun, Too! – Ariel Leshchinsky

Title: New is Fun, Too! Author: Ariel Leshchinsky Illustrator: Jeremy Wells Plot: Panda Ya and her family are moving far away from everything’s she known. Panda Ya is very nervous. Her parents talk to her about how life in her new town is different but also the same. Panda Ya starts to understand and acceptContinue reading “New is Fun, Too! – Ariel Leshchinsky”