I love The Brain Lair Bookstore! As an avid reader, I've been eating up books since a young age, but many have had similar storylines and perspectives. I couldn't believe how many diverse stories could live in one small bookstore! I spend my allowance every month on new releases, and eagerly await each new book. I am grateful to be part of a Mock Newberry book group that meets each month at the store. Not only has this introduced me to many new books and authors, I've also learned about how the Newbery Award Selection Committee operates. I've also had wonderful opportunities to meet some of my favorite authors, especially Kwame Alexander.
This bookstore had changed my life. My mom says that's a dramatic statement, but it's true. Because now I see the world through the eyes of so many perspectives different from my own.
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