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Posts by Miranda McDermott

Booktalking "Anatomy of Innocence" by Laura Caldwell and Leslie S. Klinger

Exculpatory DNA evidence, false witness identification, and law enforcement and legal misconduct lead to an alarming number of innocent people being put into prison for decades.Read More ›

Booktalking "Up To This Pointe" by Jennifer Longo

Antarctica is a huge jump from Harper's prior days in California.Read More ›

Booktalking "Cyberbullying and the Wild, Wild Web" by J A Hitchcock

Anything posted online can follow people for decades, and kids need to be made aware of the potential consequences of their actions. Read More ›

Booktalking "Witchtown" by Cory Oakes

Macie and her mother, Aubra O'Sullivan, lead a nomadic lifestyle scamming community after community. Macie is praying that Witchtown will be their last scam.Read More ›

Booktalking "Halfway Normal" by Barbara Dee

Norah begins seventh grade after two years of fighting cancer. Above all, she wants people to forget that she was sick.Read More ›

Booktalking "Wishbones" by Virginia MacGregor

When Feather finds her mother collapsed in a diabetic coma on New Year's eve, she knows that she has to do something...and fast.Read More ›

Indie Author Day at the Bronx Library Center

We were lucky to host the second annual Indie Author Day. Four authors were featured: Annette Berkovits, Rebecca Brooks, Carmen D. Lucca, and Anne Born. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Fall" by James Preller

Sam and Morgan have an "impossible friendship," whatever that is...Read More ›

Booktalking "Charisma" by Jeanne Ryan

Imagine that you could become instantly vivacious and popular. Unfortunately, perfection comes with a price.Read More ›

Booktalking "Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor"

Tim Gunn has much to say about education, life, and much more—including personal finance!Read More ›

Booktalking "Textrovert" by Lindsey Summers

Keeley is a senior high school girl focused on friends and college. Zach and JT are football rivals—two stars vying for limited scholarships. The last thing Keeley wants is to get caught in the cross hairs... Read More ›

"How to Handle a Financial Windfall" at SIBL on August 8, 2017

Winning the lottery is what everyone dreams of, right? It can be, but personal safety and security concerns and the anxiety of a significant life change can beset anyone who comes into sudden money.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook" by Deborah Haddock

The Three Faces of Eve. Sybil. Hollywood portrayals of multiple personality disorder have sensationalized the problem and many mental health professionals—as well as members of the general public—doubt its very existence. Nowadays, this disorder of memory, identity, and consciousness is called Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and it is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) . Read More ›

Booktalking "Star-Crossed" by Barbara Dee

Gemma is the apple of Mathilda's eye. Yet, she is shocked when one of her buddies opines that Mattie has a crush on Gemma. What could this mean?!?! Read More ›

Booktalking "The Flip Side" by Shawn Johnson

Two names, two lives. Two sides of the same personality. Then the two worlds collide.Read More ›

Booktalking "Great Is the Truth" by Amos Kamil

The Horace Mann School. Right in my backyard, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Supposedly, it was an elite prep school for the future leaders of this country. But behind the brick walls and hallowed classrooms of learning lay a dark truth.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Secret Language of Sisters" by Luanne Rice

Mathilda and Ruth, aka Tilly and Roo. Two sisters, so excited to be in the same school again once Tilly entered ninth grade. Then a dog runs in front of Roo's vehicle as she is traveling to pick up Tilly. The ensuing crash devastates her life.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids" by Sally Walker

Learning how to effectively parent and advocate for a gifted child not easy, but it can be highly rewarding. Read More ›

Summer Reading Kickoff 2017 at Harlem Library

As usual, we had a fantastic Summer Reading kickoff celebration this year. We celebrated the beginning of warm weather with a focus on literacy and kids maintaining their reading skills during the upcoming summer vacation. Read More ›

Booktalking "Parenting Gifted Kids" by James Delisle

Being gifted means that you lead a charmed life and everything is easier for you, right? Not necessarily. Read More ›
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