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Book #28: Penny from Heaven

My 11-year-old wanted to read Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm for her book club.  Actually, she went to the book club without reading it, got excited by the discussion, then asked me to read it aloud to her.  I’ll admit, I wasn’t super excited about it.  My daughter couldn’t remember most of the details and the blurb on the book didn’t draw me in, but I promised and we went ahead.

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Book #5: Number the Stars

I try to take on WWII books at a slow pace so I don’t overwhelm myself.  A few years ago I read The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and then I needed a break.  But my thirteen-year-old is studying WWII (more books on that topic to come while we work our way through them) and recommended Number the Stars by Lois Lowry for me to read.  I read it

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