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review 2017-09-26 18:57
Starting at Most Recent to the First
5th Grade American History: American Presidents - Baby Professor

This book is listed as for 5th grade and again I feel that it is good for the 1st and 2nd grades. Basically, it lists the names of the Presidents, what number they are and the dates of service, but is just too young for 5th grade. Sometimes there was other information, but by this age, they should be able to handle more knowledge on the Presidents than just this. 


It would be good for showing the Presidents, the order they served and years, but not too much else. 

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review 2016-12-04 00:00
Bill Clinton: The American Presidents Series: The 42nd President, 1993-2001
Bill Clinton: The American Presidents Se... Bill Clinton: The American Presidents Series: The 42nd President, 1993-2001 - Michael Tomasky,Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.,Sean Wilentz This “clear-eyed” incisive examination of Bill Clinton’s presidency is perfect for the reader so inclined not to want to wade through the extensive autobiography [b:My Life|49195|My Life|Bill Clinton|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1431741967s/49195.jpg|775862], or even the scholar not enough enamored with our 42nd president to devour a more verbose historical assessment compiled by others. Michael Tomasky is a talented and engaging writer who avoids any indictment possibly accusing him of carrying forth his own agenda. In light of the current election cycle in which a larger-than-life reality TV star wins the presidency over Clinton’s own wife Hillary, this book affords a rather insightful review of the ongoing drama and scandal that perpetuated and defined the Clinton years of 1993-2001. By book’s end I was exhausted, but somewhat relieved in knowing our country would not be again going through another round of the typical daily Clinton crisis that would have begun in January of 2017 had Hillary been elected. That is not to say the Trump years will be any better, but at least Donald’s opulent and vulgar occupancy will be more likened to a grandiose circus under the big top, a bombastic ringleader with orange hair, and a wide array of clowns galore.
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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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