Sleuth or Dare: Partners in Crime by Kim Harrington. This book is a middle school whodunit with two friends who form a detective agency to solve a missing persons case. I liked this book because it kept me guessing and I had a hard time putting it down. I would recommend this book to my friends because of the suspense and storyline.
38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End, Scott W. Berg. This well-crafted account of the 1862 Dakota War held me from start to finish. The bloody uprising, fueled by broken treaties and decades of mistreatment, left hundreds of Minnesota's white settlers murdered and led to the eventual displacement of the Dakota bands. Hundreds of Indians were condemned to death by a military tribunal; Abraham Lincoln pored over the records and pardoned most; 38 were executed by hanging. Berg tells the complex story well and brings the people and the era to vivid life.
Thursday, August 21st, 6:30-8:00 pm: THIRD THURSDAY
Saturday, August 23rd, 12:00-2:00 p.m.: BOOKSIGNING WITH R.J. MACHADO DE QUEVEDO