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Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

Reviewed by Betty Pruett

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Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah is the story of an unlikely friendship between two young girls who become the best of friends and allies. Kate is doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn in the eighth-grade social scene. Tully is steeped is glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. By the end of summer, they have become best friends and inseparable. For thirty years, Tully and Kate help each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship. They think they’ve survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart.

This is truly a wonderful book about the ups and down of two very different friends and their struggles to overcome trials of all manner.

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Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz

Reviewed by Children’s Specialist Morgan Hayes

Rad American Women A-Z book cover

Rad American Women A-Z, by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl, documents America’s many famous and unsung heroines. In typical fashion of an A-Z book, Rad American Women uses the alphabet to showcase the feats of these many women. But instead of having “A is for Apple,” Schatz writes “A is for Angela Davis – Who never backs down from the fight for justice” and “M is for Maya Lin – Who makes big ideas into beautiful art.” Each page contains the alphabet letter, a beautiful illustration, and a short story about the accomplishments of each woman.

This book is great for anyone who wants to learn about America’s most inspirational women. It is perfect for children, adults, and teachers, who wish to start a discussion on feminism and the power of women in America. Rad American Women also includes a resource guide with other books about “Rad American Women” and websites and organizations that promote equality for all.

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