August 7, 2019

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Are you there God? It's me, Margaret. We're moving today. I'm so scared God.
Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story
Peter Bagge

Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story

By: Peter Bagge
Recommended for grade(s): 11, 12, College Plus

Peter Bagge's Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story is a dazzling and accessible biography of the social and political maverick, jam-packed with fact and fun. In his signature cartoony, rubbery style, Bagge presents the life of the birth-control activist, educator, nurse, mother, and protofeminist from her birth in the late nineteenth century to her death after the invention of the birth control pill. Balancing humor and respect, Bagge makes Sanger whole and human, showing how her flaws fueled her fiery activism just as much as her compassionate nature did. Sanger's life takes on a whole new vivacity as Bagge creates a fast-paced portrait of a trailblazer whose legacy as the founder of Planned Parenthood is still incredibly relevant, important, and inspiring. -- From Drawn and Quarterly

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Beautiful Moon: A Child's Prayer
Tonya Bolden

Beautiful Moon: A Child's Prayer

By: Tonya Bolden
Recommended for grade(s): 3

A young boy wakes. He has forgotten to say his prayers. Outside his window, a beautiful harvest moon illuminates the city around him and its many inhabitants. As the moon slowly makes its way across the heavens, the boy offers a simple prayer for the homeless, the hungry, and others. Critically acclaimed author Tonya Bolden teams up with award‑winning illustrator Eric Velasquez to create a richly painted and emotionally complex book that celebrates prayer and kindness while recognizing the diversity of the world around us. --from Abrams.

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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
Judy Blume

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

By: Judy Blume
Recommended for grade(s): 4, 5

Margaret Simon, almost twelve, has just moved from New York City to the suburbs, and she's anxious to fit in with her new friends. When she's asked to join a secret club she jumps at the chance. But when the girls start talking about boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret starts to wonder if she's normal. There are some things about growing up that are hard for her to talk about, even with her friends. —from the website at Penguin Random House

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God Went to Beauty School
Cynthia Rylant

God Went to Beauty School

By: Cynthia Rylant
Recommended for grade(s): 7, 8

A deeply compelling collection of poems about God and our everyday world. Cynthia Rylant takes teens on an invigorating spiritual journey as she explores what God's life on Earth might be like. Rylant's reflective and often humorous verse follows God as he tries out human activities such as getting a dog, writing a fan letter, and making spaghetti. God Went to Beauty School combines the awesome with the everyday in an accessible, thought-provoking, and intelligent manner. --From the website at HarperCollins

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