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What has Ms. Silverman been reading?

Lost Boys
really liked it
This historical novel nominated for the 2018-2019 Maine Student Book Award for grades 6-8 tells the story of Iranian boys forced to serve in the Iran-Iraq War during the 1980s. Reza lives with his widowed mother during a time of strict r...
tagged: 2018-2019-msba
Orphan Island
really liked it
Jinny lives on an idyllic island with 8 other children. Each year, a new child arrives and the oldest child leaves. Life on the island involves swimming, fetching food -- gathering eggs from the wild chickens, catching fish in nets, harv...
tagged: 2018-2019-msba
Piecing Me Together
it was amazing
Jade is an African-American girl living in Portland, Oregon. She is a gifted collage artist. Jade is a scholarship student at the fancy prep school across town and is asked to join a mentoring program designed for the black girls at her ...
tagged: 2018-2019-msba
Me and Marvin Gardens
really liked it
Obe Devlin lives on what remains of his family’s land. Over the years, most of his great-grandfather’s once large farm has now become phase 1, phase 2, and soon-to-be phase 3 of new homes. Obe spends as much time as he can exploring the ...
tagged: 2018-2019-msba
An Uninterrupted View of the Sky
it was amazing
Francisco is a typical 17-year-old who only wants to play futbol and dreams of dropping out of school, but when his father is arrested for having coca leaves, he and his sister end up living with Papa in a men’s prison. Francisco’s fathe...
tagged: 2018-2019-msba
Beyond the Bright Sea
it was amazing
This lyrical tale set in the 1920s by the author of Wolf Hollow is a 2018-2019 Maine Student Book Award for grades 4-6 and grades 6-8. Crow was found lashed to a boat in the Elizabeth Islands off Cape Cod by Osh when she was a newborn. C...
tagged: 2018-2019-msba
The Van Gogh Deception
it was amazing
What could have been a dry novel with an art history twist turned out to be a page-turning mystery with both an art history and a technology twist. “Art” is found at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and he has no idea who he...
tagged: 2018-2019-msba
Renegades
it was amazing
Marissa Meyer has done it again. The popular author of the Lunar Chronicles (Cinder, Scarlet, Cress) has started another sure-to-be popular dystopian trilogy. For readers who loved Katniss (Hunger Games), Tris (Divergent), or Cia (The Te...
tagged: 2018-2019-msba
Defender of the Realm
liked it
Alfie is an unlikely hero. He just wants to escape his “prison,” i.e., his boarding school to eat pizza in peace. Alas, the paparazzi and school bully won’t leave him alone because he is Prince Alfred, future King Alfred the Second of En...
tagged: 2018-2019-msba
Spirit Hunters
it was amazing
I admit that I’m not the biggest fan of supernatural and horror fiction but writers that do it right pull readers in with a good story and by the time the supernatural phenomena kicks in, the reader is too hooked to stop reading. That’s ...
tagged: 2018-2019-msba
I Love You, Michael Collins
really liked it
This book is told in a series of letters written by 10-year-old Mamie to astronaut Michael Collins who orbited the moon when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the first moonwalk on July 20, 1969. Mamie was tasked with writing to an Apo...
tagged: 2018-2019-msba
Slider
really liked it
David feels like the burger in a bun -- he’s the middle child in his family and he’s feeling a little awkward that his two best friends seem to be dating each other. He feels neglected by his family because they seem to focus on his coll...
tagged: 2018-2019-msba
Armstrong & Charlie
it was amazing
Set in Southern California in the 1970s, this book tackles big issues -- desegregation, grief, first kisses -- through the story of an unlikely friendship. Charlie is white, Jewish, and well-off. Armstrong, from South Central LA, is blac...
tagged: 2018-2019-msba
Supergifted
it was amazing
Laugh out loud funny!

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