Review: Her Right Foot written by Dave Eggers, illustrated by Shawn Harris
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Review: Her Right Foot written by Dave Eggers, illustrated by Shawn Harris

Reviewed by Nick Kleese Her Right Foot begins where you’d expect an expository text about the Statue of Liberty to begin—a history of her origins abroad and journey to America. All is straightforward until halfway through the text when the narrator wonders why Lady Liberty’s right foot is raised. “Where is she going?” the narrator wonders. “Is … Continue reading

Deep Plunge: Disrupting Stereotypical Notions  in Children’s Literature
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Deep Plunge: Disrupting Stereotypical Notions in Children’s Literature

Disrupting Stereotypical Notions in Children’s Literature by Aaron Stein In children’s literature, characters of color are rarely “given a pass card to traverse the lands of adventure, curiosity, imagination or personal growth,” and they are often stuck in the “legacies of civil rights and slavery” (Myers, C. 2014). When characters of color do break these … Continue reading

Review: Frank Einstein and the Antimater Motor by Jon Scieszka
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Review: Frank Einstein and the Antimater Motor by Jon Scieszka

Frank Einstein and the Antimater Motor by Jon Scieszka Review by Emily Midkiff Jon Scieszka’s new middle-grade novels series promises to give young readers and unprecedented introduction into brain science, matter and antimatter, magnetism and more. The level of these science concepts goes beyond what most authors would dream of including and a fiction book … Continue reading