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The Bookworm: 'Sugar' Goes Beyond the Dates and Facts of History

Your children have already learned something about the Civil War, but what do they know about what happened afterward? “Sugar” is a story that goes beyond the dates and facts of history.

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The Bookworm: '1954' and the Baseball Generation

In the lightning-fast manner of a sportscaster, author Bill Madden tells a story that goes beyond Jackie Robinson’s history-making 1947 debut, but readers will learn why 1954 was so important to the game.

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Essays by Some Winners of the Laws of Life Contest

Virgin Islands public high school students offered words of wisdom learned from their life experiences when the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands hosted the 14th Laws of Life Essay Contest awards. Here are some of the essays that won.

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The Bookworm: A Daring Side of Walter Mosley

Debbie Dare is no Easy Rawlins and she’s not. There are hints of both of Mosley’s most famous characters, but this book is much more explicit than his past few novels.

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The Bookworm: 'The Way I See It' Might Serve You Well

Overall, this isn’t a bad book, but it should be approached with caution and openness. Know that, and “Black and White: The Way I See It” might serve you well.

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Book Review: Murder Mystery Spotlights St. John

Author Wilson Roberts captures the quirkiness of life on St. John in his latest novel, set on the island he's called home half the year since the 1980s.

 

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The Bookworm: 'Love, Peace and Soul' from 'Soul Train'

Get out your bell-bottoms and your best dancin’ shoes, have a good Internet connection, and get ready. For you, “The Hippest Trip in America” is a book you’ll want to bust out and find.

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The Bookworm: 'Postcards from Cookie'

“Postcards from Cookie” has a bit of a Peeping-Tom element: this is a very personal story of adoption and love. You’re going to want to read this book.

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The Bookworm: You'll Want this 'Wanted Woman'

Eric Jerome Dickey excels at making his thriller heroines over-the-top resourceful and steel-tough, and MX-401 is no exception. It’s a miracle that I didn’t rip its pages because I was turning them so fast.

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The Bookworm: What Things Should You Tell a Daughter?

This is one diary you needn’t read furtively. “Things I Should Have Told My Daughter” is a book you should see. 

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