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March 14, 2003
****The Myth of Laziness, by Mel Levine, M.D.
An analysis of learning problems that cause output failure
****The Case Against Lawyers, by Catherine Crier
Catherine Crier shows how foolish laws and greedy lawyers are taking away our freedom.
*Jester, by James Patterson and Andrew Gross
An adventurous yarn set in the time of the Crusades
Young Adult Fiction*****Feed, by M. T. Anderson
A brilliant science fiction novel about consumerism
****When Marian Sang, by Pamela Munoz Ryan. Pictures by Brian Selznick
The beautiful story of Marian Anderson and her triumph over discrimination
***Capital, by Lynn Curlee
A detailed history of Washington, D. C.
Children's Fiction****A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park
The story of an orphan in old Korea who wants to learn how to make beautiful celadon pottery
****Parvana's Journey, by Deborah Ellis
An Afghan girl travels in search of her family during the recent war.
****Gooney Bird Greene, by Lois Lowry
An unusual new girl teaches a second grade class about storytelling.
(Children's Fiction): ****Smith of Wooton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham, by J. R. R. Tolkien
Two simple fairy tales by the author of The Lord of the Rings
Picture Book Pick
***Sing Me a Story, by Grace Hallworth. Illustrated by John Clementson
Five stories from Jamaica complete with songs and dance instructions
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-- Dr. Mel Levine in The Myth of Laziness
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