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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: ‘Santa’s Underwear’

Your kids will want to see this book in March and July and September, as well as the holiday season. They’ll see London, they’ll see France, “Santa’s Underwear” will make them dance.
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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: Following Our Dogs’ Noses

Follow your dog into the world of smells. "Being a Dog” is one great book to sniff out.
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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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