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review 2016-11-10 20:51
So You Want To Be President?
So You Want to Be President? - Judith St. George,David Small

A cute book with some really funny illustrations. It describes the Presidents up until George W. Bush. It shows the Presidents in a humorous way. I think that this book could be used to teach students about our past Presidents. And can be used during the elections. I think any age could read this book.

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review 2016-11-10 20:18
The President's Stuck in the Bathtub
The President's Stuck in the Bathtub: Poems About the Presidents - Susan Katz,Robert Neubecker

The President's Stuck in the Bathtub is a hilarious book of poems and short stories that keep students involved while reading about the different Presidents. I would read it to students from kindergarten to fifth grade, It will be great for the President's unit.  

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text 2016-08-24 17:34
Marvel suggestions
Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal - G. Willow Wilson,Adrian Alphona
Deadpool, Vol. 1: Dead Presidents - Brian Posehn,Gerry Duggan,Tony Moore
Spider-Gwen Vol. 1: Most Wanted? - Marvel Comics
Wolverine: Weapon X - Barry Windsor-Smith
Scarlet Witch Vol. 1: Witches' Road - Vanesa R Del Rey,James Robinson
X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga - Chris Claremont,John Byrne
X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills - Chris Claremont,Brent Eric Anderson
Vision Vol. 1 - Gabriel Hernandez Walta,Tom King
Angela: Asgard's Assassin Vol. 1: Priceless (Angela: Asgard's Assasin) - Kieron Gillen
All-New Wolverine Vol. 1: The Four Sisters - Tom Taylor,David López

Oh, I know the comic bingo is pretty far off, butI want to give tons of suggestions.  Ten a week for at least Marvel and general and DC if I have enough to keep going with DC. 


I'll tell you which spots I'd use the graphic novel for, as well. 


1. Ms. Marvel: No Normal.   Fantastic rebrand of Ms. Marvel using Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teen who writes fanfiction and loves the Avengers.   I'd use this for Hero's Name Passed On, although Experimentation - or possibly Radiation - would work but no one really understands those in this first volume.   Alien Empire would work as well, but again, not something people get with this volume. 


2. Deadpool: Dead Presidents.   Starts one of my favorite runs of Deadpool, although it really kick starts a good way into this series.  I'd suggest reading them in order, however.   Free Space, of course, as well as Mass Murderer, and Break the Fourth Wall.


3. Spider-Gwen: Most Wanted.   Great take on the Spider-Verse, only Gwen Stacy is bitten instead of Peter Parker.   I'd go for Not-616, which is explained by all the multiverses being numbered.   616 is the main universe; this is not.


4. Weapon X.   Loved this read about how Logan was turned into Weapon X.   Brutal stuff, though.   Experimentation, Mass Murderer, Amnesia or X-Title would fit the bill for this.  


5. Scarlet Witch: Witches Road.   Beautiful, touching series and her first solo.   She's trying to fix magic and atone for mistakes she's made, with mostly solo stories and new artists for each issue.   Nice way to try out artists, as well.   Avenger Assemble and Villain Redeemed are the two obvious ones, although there could be a solid argument for either Mythology or Power Corrupts.


6. X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga.   Classic power corrupts storyline, and one of the most touted of the old X-Men titles.   And if I remember correctly, one of Jean Grey's first deaths.   X-Title, of course, but also Power Corrupts, Alien Empire, Animal-Based Hero, and Hive Mind or Merge are applicable to this title.   


7. X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills.   X-Men face bigotry, which kinda feels like almost every single X-Men story ever, right?   Bigots and X-Title are the ones I'd use for this heart wrenching story about human nature. 


8. Vision: Little Worse Than a Man.   Hands down, one of my favorite titles running right now.   Brilliant look at how Vision tries to fit into human society and what happens when things go very, very wrong.   Avenger Assemble, Marriage, Bigots, Friendly AI, and AI Rampage are all appropriate squares.   An argument could be made for Baby as well. 


9.  Angela: Asgard's Assassin: Priceless.   Angela is Thor's older sister.   Surprise family!   Arguments could be made for Baby, but I think the Mythology and LGBTQ+ categories are better fits to be honest. 


10. All-New Wolverine.   I believe I haven't quite finished this volume as I'm waiting for it to come onto MU, but I'm loving the beginning of this series!  Fun take on a post-Wolverine world and his clone, Laura, takes on the mantle of Wolverine.   Hero's Name Passed On, X-Title, and Experimentation are all appropriate.  I could see a less tenuous argument being made for Science Mishap. 


That's the start of this weeks suggestions.   I love all these titles, and I would heartily suggest them all.   If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.  I see this happening November 2nd and going on for as long as it takes for people to bingo, blackout, or get bored.  If I have prizes, it'll go on for two months and end on a Wednesday as well.   

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review 2016-04-15 02:31
Love That Boy
Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent's Expectations - Ron Fournier

The lesson that I walk away with from Love That Boy by journalist Ron Fournier is in the book's title. "Love that boy" is a father's statement about his son. More than that, "Love that boy" is an imperative for all parents. Love your children completely and absolutely for who they are in all their splendid uniqueness. For a relatively slim volume, this book covers a lot of ground.


Read my complete review at: Memories From Books - Love That Boy


Reviewed based on a copy received through a publisher’s giveaway. Thank you Shelf Awareness.


Source: www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2016/04/love-that-boy.html
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review 2016-02-04 00:58
Quite An Amazing Book!
The Presidents and the Constitution: A Living History - Ken Gormley

Quite an amazing book. Long, thorough, scholarly, very interesting. A look at how each of our American Presidents has viewed the Constitution and how it can be used to expand Presidential power. How the Congress and the Courts have viewed a President's interpretations, and how they pushed back when they felt a President was over-reaching. And, sometimes, how a President watched as the Congress and the Courts have curbed his powers.
It was interesting to read how all the Presidents have tested the Constitution against their interpretations. It's not just a modern thing, it's been all through our history.
I found the latest (since 1960) several President's interpretations the most interesting, as that is the period that I have lived in myself.
I will be closely following this years Presidential election with an eye towards how each of the candidates reveals him/herself as to their opinions on the Presidential powers.

Source: www.wormtroika.com
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