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Rainy Books: When The Men Were Gone

WHEN THE MEN WERE GONE by MARJORIE HERRERA LEWIS    Genre: Historical / Biographical / Sports Fiction Publisher: William Morrow  Date of Publication: October 2, 2018 Number of Pages: 240 Scroll down for giveaway! A cross between Friday Night Lights and The Atomic City Girls, When The Men Were Gone is a debut historical novel based on the true story of Tylene Wilson, a woman in 1940s Texas who, in spite of extreme opposition, became a female football coach in order to keep her students from heading off to war . Football is the heartbeat of Brownwood, Texas. Every Friday night for as long as assistant principal Tylene Wilson can remember, the entire town has gathered in the stands, cheering their boys on. Each September brings with it the hope of a good season and a sense of unity and optimism. Now, the war has changed everything. Most of the Brownwood men over eighteen and under forty-five are off fighting, and in a small town

Rainy Books: Max...Attacks by Kathi Appelt

MAX ... ATTACKS by KATHI APPELT illustrated by Penelope Dullaghan Children's Picture Book / Humor / Stories in Verse Publisher: Atheneum / Caitlyn Dlouhy Books Date of Publication: June 11, 2019 Number of Pages: 40 Scroll down for the giveaway! Fish and birds and lizards and socks…is there anything Max won’t attack?  Watch your ankles and find out in this clever, rhyming picture book about a very naughty kitty cat. Max is a cat. He attacks. From socks to strings to many a fish, attacking, for Max, is most de-lish. But how many of these things can he actually catch? Well, let’s just say it’s no even match. CLICK TO PURCHASE Kathi Appelt is the author of the Newbery Honoree, National Book Award finalist, PEN USA Literary Award–winning, and bestselling The Underneath as well as the National Book Award finalist The True Blue Scouts o