Summer reading

During all our adventures this summer, I made time to read (or listen) to some good books, both kidlit and grownup. (One of the places we stayed had the PERFECT reading nook. Sigh. I miss that nook.) I came home with even more books, which I look forward to reading here at home (nook or…Continue reading Summer reading

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: Boxers and Saints

Today, when our country feels so divided, I’m gonna recommend a good book. Actually, two: a pair of YA graphic novels that tell the same story from two opposing perspectives. Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers and Saints, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist, can be read in either order; I read Boxers first. Set in Northern…Continue reading Book review: Boxers and Saints