Jacqueline Snider

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You Are Not What We Expected

Readers familiar with Toronto will appreciate the insider’s portrayal and even recognize specific buildings and blocks, but all readers can enjoy Ludwig’s (Holding My Breath) writing. She shows great empathy for her characters, even when they behave badly.
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Sisters

A haunted house, troubled girls, and sinister events combine to create a tightly crafted story; highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/20.]
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Charter School City: What the End of Traditional Public Schools in New Orleans Means for American Education

Harris effectively presents one side of an ongoing debate; readers interested in K–12 education and charter schools should look to researchers such as Bruce Baker and Andrea Gabor for more critical views of what charters accomplished in New Orleans.
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Miss Iceland

In this excellent introduction to her work, Ólafsdóttir creates a world where either escape or hiding one’s true nature are the only choices. [See Prepub Alert, 12/2/19.]

Reproduction

There is a breathless quality to the novel, and at times Williams appears to take on too much. Nevertheless, this work successfully examines major themes of empathy, responsibility, secrecy, race, multiculturalism, misogyny, and honesty.
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Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where Everything Is Possible

This is an inspiring account that reminds us that with trust and empathy, there’s no limit to what students and teachers can accomplish together.

Amnesty

Like Valeria Luiselli in Lost Children Archive, Adiga bears witness to the disruption, pain, and hardship inherent in needing to leave one’s country and find refuge elsewhere. Highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 8/5/19.]

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

Sights, smells, tastes, and a strong sense of injustice as well as unexpected acts of kindness all inform the novel’s complex structure. Its powerful insights into Turkey’s past and present challenges and the world today make it highly recommended.

Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight To Save America’s Public Schools

This extensive analysis is required reading for anyone concerned about American education. 

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