BOOK WEEK: Meet Author Nnedi Okorafor

Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor delivers the 2018 CEHD Book Week lecture on Thursday, October 25,  2018.  Read about the event here.  Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning author of Africa-based science fiction and fantasy. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, she is known for weaving African culture into evocative settings, memorable characters, and wonder-filled plots.…

Review: Hello, Mr. Dodo! by Nicholas John Frith

Review by Mikah Martiarena What if Dodo Birds never went extinct? The picturebook Hello, Mr. Dodo! tells a story of an encounter between a girl named Martha and a Dodo Bird. Martha is a young girl who has taken a special interest in all types of birds. When she comes across a bird she doesn’t…

Review: The Color of Heaven by Kim Hwa

Review by Ellen Lewis How painful is waiting for someone you love? The anguish of waiting is well-known to the two female protagonists in The Color of Heaven. This is the final book in the Color Trilogy written by Kim Hwa. This Korean graphic novel is a love story that reveals the struggle of longing…