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The Castle of Cagliostro

I'm not a die hard Miyazaki or Lupin fan, but I thought The Castle of Cagliostro was bizarrely charming. The movie starts with a typical…
recommended by LPL_KevinC

I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

ICHtHBaO—talk about a mouthful—is equal parts earnest, playful, and laidback with an added dash of melancholy for good measure. 20+ years… More
recommended by LPL_IanS

Dear White People

Timely topic and worth watching, though I wished I had read the book first for a better understanding of the many characters who populated… More
recommended by LPL_TriciaK

Harbor Me

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson has done it again! I predict that her latest book "Harbor Me" will receive the same award… More
recommended by LPL_Childrens

Mr. Wolf's Class

Mr. Wolf is a new teacher at Hazelwood Elementary School. When he first arrives, he finds his classroom in a total mess. Through very…
recommended by LPL_LindaC

Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy

Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy: Disco Fever – I don’t often laugh aloud while reading. I usually give the typical “air out of my nostrils… More
recommended by LPL_MargoM

Macanudo No. 1

Macanudo has everything I want in a comic strip -- talking animals, breaking-the-fourth-wall humor and, of course, "sensitive robots." But… More
recommended by LPL_PeteF

Learn to Play Electric Guitar

This is an excellent resource for kids and teens learning to play guitar. It's straightforward and well-paced in terms of difficulty and,…
recommended by LPL_MattS

The Lost Path

The Lost Path is a beautifully illustrated graphic novel set in a forest teeming with dark, strange power. Long ago a young couple was…
recommended by LPL_JennyC

It Comes at Night

It Comes At Night is a horror film that plays with your expectations. If you come into the film expecting what the trailer sets up, that…
recommended by LPL_MargoM

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

Lolly has lost his brother to gun violence and now he’s so angry all the time. How can he escape the pressure of his unbearable feelings?… More
recommended by LPL_JennyC

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

On Lennon’s debut solo album, he tried to exorcise some of his demons. The result is a classic album that’s heavier in subject matter and… More
recommended by LPL_IanS

Christopher Robin

Cute! (And I'm not just talking about my boyfriend Ewan McGregor!)
recommended by LPL_SarahM


Kwame Alexander’s poetic style is a perfect match for handling the complex relationships in this novel in verse. He tells the story of…
recommended by LPL_EricaS

After Tupac & D Foster

This tiny Newbery award winning novel covers some serious ground! It is story about friendship that follows three girls coming of age in…
recommended by LPL_RebeccaR

On A Sunbeam

"On a Sunbeam" is a queer found-family space opera story full of heart (and a story full of heart is the very best kind of story in my... More
recommended by LPL_CentennialC
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