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Book Review: A Silent Voice, by Yoshitoki Oima

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 10/16 7:16A Karyn Choi
In tandem with October s Paint the Town Purple, I decided to break out of the graphic novel routine and try out manga, which can be considered a form of graphic novels.  In a nutshell, manga is a highly stylized form Continue reading

Discussing Refugees Using Children’s Literature

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 10/8 5:23A Lauren Hough
In the last century there have been several major refugee crises Jews leaving Nazi Germany, Cubans escaping Castro, Syrians fleeing their Civil War, and now Myanmar. Sometimes it feels difficult to discuss such topics with children, but don’t...

Book Review: Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 9/30 5:00A Brandon Murray
He is a wizard.  His name is Harry.  He isn’t from Hogwarts. In Storm Front, author Jim Butcher introduces the world to Harry Dresden, a private detective in Chicago who is also a wizard-for-hire. When a series of bizarre, Continue reading

Book Review: Goodbye Days, by Jeff Zentner

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 9/23 5:00A YA Specialist
“Where are you guys? Text me back.” *SKREEEEEEEEEEECH KLINK…KEEEEEEEER-RUNCHHHH* Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner is a story about Carver, a 17-year-old boy, who with the power of a seven-word text believes he is responsible for the deaths of his...

In Honor of Stephen King’s Birthday: 5 Ways to Get Your Clown Fix

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 9/21 7:43A Pauline Stacchini
While for some, September signals the beginning of pumpkin-spice flavored everything, for others, this means we can officially start our celebration of all things horror – not that we really ever stop; it’s just that stores carry our favorite...

Some Ken Burns Moments You May Have Missed…

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 9/16 5:00A catherine.ritchie
We all know master documentarian Ken Burns from his multi-episode epics The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, The National Parks, and the upcoming Vietnam War, to name a mere few. But Burns has also created shorter one done films on enough Continue reading

Book Review: Be A Friend, by Salina Yoon

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 9/9 5:00A Dixie Suarez
Establishing meaningful friendships can make for richer and fuller lives. Yet it can sometimes be difficult to connect to others when you express your individuality in uncommon ways. Enter Dennis, the main character of our story, a mime boy, who...

I heard that Teddy Bears are named after an American president. Is this true?

Booked Solid - Dallas Public Library 9/5 11:08A History and Social Sciences Spec
Absolutely. Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt once went on a bear hunt where his well-intentioned but misguided aides chained a bear to a tree so that he would not end the hunt without getting to shoot a bear. He famously refused as Continue reading
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