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The Bookworm: ‘Courage to Soar’

This is a story you can share with anyone; in fact, when you’ve finished “Courage to Soar,” you’ll probably want to. A book like this, you’ll fall head-over-heels for.
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The Bookworm: ‘A Gift from Bob’

With an abundance of Christmas books to choose from, it may take something special to grab your attention. Bowen’s tale on the streets of London resonates a little stronger at this time.
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The Bookworm: ‘A Boy Called Christmas’

If your child is in need of something to get into the holiday mood, then here’s a great early-Christmas gift. “A Boy Called Christmas” is a book they’ll never leave.
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The Bookworm: ‘Hot Sauce Nation’

If you crave a taste that nearly melts your teeth, “Hot Sauce Nation” will further ignite your interest.
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The Bookworm: ‘Brief Histories of Everyday Objects’

Imagine the first person who created a toothbrush. Better yet – imagine life before a toothbrush. Think about it: getting your mouth minty-fresh wasn’t exactly easy with twigs or rags.
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Review: ‘Empire’s Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day’

"Whichever way the axis of power tilts for the foreseeable future, the Caribbean remains in the middle of it all, a crossroads connecting the world as it has done for more than five hundred years," Gibson writes.
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The Bookworm: Pick up Your ‘Faithful’

There’s a crispness in this novel that doesn’t become too harsh; instead, it’s comfortable like an old yearbook. After a few pages, in fact, it’s almost as if we went to school with Shelby.
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The Bookworm: A Pioneer on Two Wheels

Set at a time when women (Black women in particular) had few rights, this book tells the true tale of a pioneer on two wheels.
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The Bookworm: ‘Ugly’ is a Beautiful Book

“I’m the ugliest person you’ve never met,” Robert Hoge says early in his book but readers will know better. They’ll know “Ugly” is the name of a beautiful book.
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The Bookworm: ‘Small Great Things’

Are we all just a little bit racist? That’s the uncomfortable, but necessary, question at the root of “Small Great Things.”
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