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‘Twixt Twelve and Twenty By Pat Boone

Teen-age can be a confusin’ time, but it can also be a great adventure. Pat Boone was a teen idol who rose to fame recording sanitized cover versions of Rhythm & Blues songs deemed too scary for mainstream radio. The … Continue reading

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Barbara Nichols: Fifth-Grade Teacher By Bernard & Marjorie Palmer

It had seemed to Barbara that she had always wanted to be a teacher… Back to school! Time to start the year with a good attitude cautionary tale wacky scheme inspirational message! The Plot: I have been pleasantly surprised by the … Continue reading

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Debbie By John Benton

An exciting new habit carried an unexpected price tag! Contemporary YA fiction dealing with social problems (delinquency, prostitution, drugs, etc.) kind of wusses out when it comes to depicting the lurid details. There is a reason why the patently fake … Continue reading

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So You’re A Teenage Girl By Jill Renich

“Oh, Mother! Don’t you wish you were a teenager!!?” “No, I don’t, honey.” Background: Author Jill Renich is the granddaughter of famed 19th century evangelist Reuben Archer Torrey, and she was born and raised by missionary parents in China. That … Continue reading

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Student Nurse By Bernard and Marjorie Palmer

I think I’ve become an unexpected fan of Bernard and Marjorie Palmer’s “Career Books” girls’ series published by the Moody Bible Institute. While the stories are simple in the extreme, it is refreshing to read a series where the plot … Continue reading

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Peggy Archer: Missionary Candidate By Bernard & Marjorie Palmer

Background: In addition to the ever-present amateur girl-sleuth,Girls’ Series Books of the early 20th century presented a surprisingly wide variety of vocations open to enterprising young women. In the days of The Perils of Pauline, girls seemed to be constantly flying … Continue reading

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