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Ambushed!: A Cartoon History of the George W. Bush Administration
Jim Morin

Violet in Bloom: A Flower Power Book

Violet in Bloom: A Flower Power Book - Lauren Myracle This is a kids' series. And yet, at 21 years old, I'm still loving the cleverness of these books. Lauren Myracle might have found her way into my life through her YA books, but her children's books have a special place in my heart, too. The books are fun, brightly colored and contemporary, while also maintaining their cleverness and relevance. All kinds of day-to-day aspects of our lives that are usually glossed over in children's literature are dealt with sensitively but importantly in Myracle's books. She doesn't hold herself back, she doesn't censor these very real issues kids of all ages have to deal with, and for that, I have the greatest respect for her. I'm looking forward to being able to read the third book in the series!