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April 21, 2003
***I Choose to Stay, by Salome Thomas-EL with Cecil Murphey
A teacher stays in the inner city and changes students' lives.
***I Am the Central Park Jogger, by Trisha Meili
The story of the Central Park Jogger's healing and recovery
***The Jesus I Never Knew, by Philip Yancey
A look at the Jesus of the Bible, not necessarily as taught in church
***Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles, by Cat Bordi
Instructions for knitting socks on circular needles instead of double-pointed needles
***Lucky Stars, by Jane Heller
A madcap story of an interfering Mom who gets the fame her daughter seeks
**Death of an Outsider, by M. C. Beaton
Hamish MacBeth of the Highlands must solve a murder in another constable's village.
Young Adult Fiction****Princess in Waiting: The Princess Diaries, Volume IV, by Meg Cabot
The hilarious story of Mia's insecurities as she's separated from her new boyfriend
***An Ocean Apart, a World Away, by Lensey Namioka
A girl in 1920's China wants to be a doctor, and travels to America to study.
***DK Eyewitness Guides: World War I, by Simon Adams
Basic facts and photographs about World War I
Children's Fiction**United Tates of America, by Paula Danziger
Skate Tate starts middle school and travels with her family.
**Mary Ann Alice, by Brian Doyle
Mary Ann Alice McCrank and her fellow villagers watch the world change when a new dam is built.
(Young Adult Fiction): *****The Queen of Attolia, by Megan Whalen Turner
The exciting sequel to The Thief
Picture Book Pick
*****Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
A jazzy alphabet book
Quotation of the Week
Easter makes him dangerous.
Because of Easter I have to listen to his extravagant claims and can no longer pick and choose from his sayings.
Moreover, Easter means he must be loose out there somewhere.”
--Philip Yancey in The Jesus I Never Knew
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