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Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525648444
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019

This is the most heart warming and relatable book I have ever read. Even though it is written for second graders, the message is universal. I love you Rumple.

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The Underground Abductor (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5): An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419715365
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Published: Amulet Books - April 21st, 2015

The story of Harriet Tubman and the creation of the Underground Railroad is encaptured beautifully by Nathan Hale. The book does not censor the reality of slavery, but still remains appropriate for a middle grade audience. Stories like these were never taught to me in school at this level, so I find it so important that novels like these continue to get the recognition they deserve.

A Book About Whales Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419735028
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 14th, 2019

I LOVE WHALES!! That's all I have to say. 

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The Witch Boy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338089516
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Published: Graphix - October 31st, 2017

A beautifully illustrated fantasy story that challenges the restricting gender norms on children.