Reviewed by Nimarta Narang Reviewed Source: Brown Girl Magazine Book Author: Growing up, every Sunday morning started the same way for me. My siblings and I would get dressed for the Gurdwara and wander over to our parents’ room, where we would sit and wait for them to finish getting ready. My mom, in her salwar […]
Reviewed by Debbie Reese Reviewed Source: American Indians in Children’s Literature Book Author: Have you ever used Google Earth? It’s a fascinating tool that lets you look at a place (like your hometown) via satellite photographs. A few years ago, I started seeing “lit trips” online. Using Google Earth, people put together a webpage that shows places […]
Reviewed by Debbie Reese Reviewed Source: American Indians in Children’s Literature Book Author: Update on Sep 24, 2018: I (Debbie), shared this post on Twitter yesterday because I was critiquing a young adult novel in which the author cited Island of the Blue Dolphins as a significant book from her childhood. Dr. Eve Tuck read my tweet, this […]
Reviewed by Debbie Reese Reviewed Source: @debreese Book Author: I’ve been looking forward to SISTERS OF THE NEVERSEA by Cynthia Leitich Smith. Today I’m going to start reading it, and will be doing a tweet-review as I do, noting things that stand out to me. Here’s the cover, by Floyd Cooper. Continue reading.
Reviewed by Barbara A. Lehman Reviewed Source: Africa Access Book Author: This fine novel for middle-graders is set in contemporary Ghana and realistically depicts the lives of its protagonists: Ato, age 12, and his two best friends, Dzifa (a bold, nonconformist girl — viewed by other parents as “wild”) and Leslie (a cautious, germophobic boy). […]
Reviewed by Debbie Reese Review Source: American Indians in Children’s Literature Book Author: In some books, I find one thing after another that I absolutely adore. Sharice’s Big Voice is one of those books. First example? The back cover. It is a page from inside. It looks like this: On that page, Sharice is studying. A stack of […]