Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler’s Germany by Andrew Maraniss

Games of Deception is a quality young adult nonfiction piece about basketball and the Berlin Games. Directed toward an audience of teens and young adults, the book covers the creation of the game, the formation of the Olympic team, the conflict over whether or not to boycott the games, and the Nazi propaganda machine during... Continue Reading →

A Thousand Fires by Shannon Price

Billed as The Outsiders meets the Illiad, I can definitely see elements of both in A Thousand Fires. But this story and the writing just doesn't resonate with me like either of those pieces. Set in modern day San Francisco, the story is about one girl's desire to enact revenge on the gangs that have... Continue Reading →

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