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The protagonist, Nathan, spends the last years before his 17th birthday, shackled in a cage, being trained to kill his father, a prisoner of the white witches. As a Half Code, or a half-black, half-white witch, Nathan is always under suspicion from the time he is born until the white witches imprison him.
Lost binkies, wet diapers, and gassy tummies—babies have a rough time of it. Read about one infant’s sorry lot in life in “Baby’s Got the Blues,” by Carol Diggory Shields. The picture book is the newest Baby Buzz Pick chosen by parent educators with the Washington School District.
Written by Nicholas Christopher, "The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen" is an enjoyable read. It is set in the streets of Venice and focuses on a young boy named Nicolo. It shows his adventures and misadventures as he learns to live with the loss of his whole family and to survive in an unforgiving world.
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