World History

Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

by CaptainYarr April 13, 2014
Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: Number the Stars Author: Lois Lowry Format: Paperback Page Count: 156 Pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: Two years into World War II, Nazis are hunting Jews. Annemarie Johansens is a 10 year old girl living in Copenhagen, Denmark. But everything changes once her best friend, Ellen Rosen has […]

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Review: Night by Elie Wiesel

by cookcutlery March 20, 2014
Review: Night by Elie Wiesel

by Cook Cutlery, guest reviewer Title: Night Author: Elie Wiesel Format: Hardcover # of pages: 108 pages Grade Reading Level: 8.7 Summary: Elie Wiesel is a young 14 year old Jewish Orthodox boy. He’s 15 at the end. He lived during the time that Adolf Hitler rose to power. He was one of very few […]

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Review: Fly Girl by Sherri L. Smith

by BookWatch February 9, 2014
Review: Fly Girl by Sherri L. Smith

by BookWatch, guest reviewer Title: Fly Girl Author: Sherri L. Smith Format: Hardback Page Count: 256 Grade Reading Level: Grades 7-9 Summary: Fly Girl is about an African American girl, Ida Mae during World War II who wants to be a pilot and also help the war effort.  Her father had already taught her how […]

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Movie Review: Titanic directed by James Cameron

by CaptainYarr December 18, 2013
Movie Review: Titanic directed by James Cameron

by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: Titanic Director: James Cameron Run Time: 194 Minutes Rated:PG-13 Summary: Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) is in despair. After boarding the famous boat called “Titanic” she decides that she can’t bare living another day as a secure little rich girl that’s being forced to marry her fiance Cal (Billy Zane). […]

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Review: The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson

by First Mate Keira October 24, 2013
Review: The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson

by First Mate Keira Title: The Mother Tongue Author: Bill Bryson Format: Paperback Page Count: 245 Grade Reading Level: Ages 16+ Why I read this book: It was loaned to me by a friend who knew how much I enjoyed English. Why you should read this book: The Mother Tongue is a non-fiction work that […]

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Review: I Learned a New Word Today… Genocide by Elizabeth Hankins

by First Mate Keira September 12, 2013
Review: I Learned a New Word Today… Genocide by Elizabeth Hankins

by First Mate Keira, guest reviewer Title: I Learned a New Word Today… Genocide Author: Elizabeth Hankins Format: Paperback # of Pages: 150 pages Grade Reading Level: 5th – 8th grade Summary: Javier Mendoza is a 5th grade student at Franklin D. Roosevelt Elementary. As part of an assignment for social studies he must keep […]

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