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: Mykella Palmer Review Source: We Should All Be Bookworms Book Author: In the We Should All Be Bookworms podcast, host Mykella Palmer introduces her listeners to the Newbery Medal-winning book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor. You can listen to her review of the book here. Here is a short description […]
Reviewed by Debbie Reese Review Source: American Indians in Children’s Literature Book Author: Aslan and Kelly Tudor’s Young Water Protectors: A Story About Standing Rock is a non-fiction photo-essay published by EagleSpeaker Publishing. The “about” page tells us that the author, Aslan Tudor, was eight and nine years old during the period depicted in the book, and […]
Review Source: Notes from an Islamic School Librarian Book Author: SYNOPSIS: Jude is a 12-year-old girl living on the beach in Syria, watching American movies with her friends and hanging out at her dad’s store. With an older brother and a little sister on the way, life as told from her own perspective is pretty […]
Review Source: Teach Pluralism Book Author: Our first chapter book read aloud this year was Save Me a Seat by Gita Varadarajan and Sarah Weeks. It’s an amazing book for so many reasons, and was the perfect first read aloud for our class. While we felt it allowed for natural segues into many of the beginning of […]