Between the Bookends: July 2015

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This month in Between the Bookends, the GeekMoms have been reading about alien parasites, parenting skills, dark fantasy, climbing Everest, and the songs that tell the story of modern Britain.

Project Superhero: A Book For Your Young, Comics-Loving Girl

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In this fiction/non-fiction hybrid for pre-teen girls, Jessie’s 8th-grade class embarks on the Superhero Slam, a year-long project to explore heroes and superheroes—culturally, scientifically, and sociologically—culminating in a one-on-one debate for superhero supremacy.

Between the Bookends at GeekMom

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Once again, the GeekMoms have been reading an incredible variety of books this month. Hear about a drug-filled near-future dystopia, a mouse detective, the “lost journal” of Assassin’s Creed’s Blackbeard, and an academic introduction to the work of Joss Whedon.

Green Tara: Sci-Fi Eco Adventure

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Ecology gets a space-adventure for young adults in a new book by K.H. Brower. Green Tara: A Bosque Family Adventure is set in a future where Earth can no longer sustain life.. Can one girl change that and bring humans back home?

Hammer of Witches

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Hammer of Witches by Shana Mlawski is all about stories: fairy tales, religious texts, and history. She takes what we know of Columbus’ voyage to America and uses it as the backdrop about a boy learning the power of words, and the magic behind the meaning of stories. It’s a good book.