Book review: We Fought Back: Teen Resisters of the Holocaust

After this weekend’s horrific events in Charlottesville, I thought I’d share a nonfiction YA book about Jewish teenagers who escaped death marches, labor camps, and ghettos to fight Nazis. This collection of seven individual stories, based on author Allan Zullo’s interviews with each participant, highlights eastern European partisans who “wreaked havoc on the Nazis through…Continue reading Book review: We Fought Back: Teen Resisters of the Holocaust

Book review: The Bitch Is Back

Great title, right? Perfect for on A Day Without a Woman, when women around the country are marching, striking, and celebrating women’s work and accomplishments (by showing what happens if we step away, Lysistrata-style). I’m home with a sick kid today, so I’m celebrating women by wearing red (and my 1 Billion Rising t-shirt) and…Continue reading Book review: The Bitch Is Back

My essay in Hypertext Magazine!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Hypertext Magazine offers its Love Bites issue. And my roundabout love story Renovations is part of the fun! This essay is actually many years old. I wrote its first incarnation as part of my creative nonfiction workshop in the University of New Orleans’s MFA program back in 2004. As…Continue reading My essay in Hypertext Magazine!

Book review: March

Happy African-American History Month! To celebrate, check out the #1 New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, winner of: National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award, which recognizes an African American author of a book for kids Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young-adult literature…Continue reading Book review: March

Book review: The Little Linebacker

As part of Multicultural Children’s Book Day I received the uplifting softcover picture book The Little Linebacker: A Story of Determination by Stephen Tulloch and Maria Dismondy, illustrated by Heather Heyworth. Sure to appeal to young football (or other sport) fans, The Little Linebacker is the story of young Stephen Tulloch, who grows up to be a…Continue reading Book review: The Little Linebacker