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- A “Green” Story of Friendship for Middle Grade Readers (9/24/2015) - Explore this glorious story of friendship. Read the review here from ECO Child’s Play. Continue reading
- BOOK BRIEFS: African American Children’s Literature (2/15/2017) - Have you heard about the courage of Fannie Lou Hamer? How about Harlem songbird Florence Mills? From activists and entertainers to courageous youngsters and track stars, you’ll find stories that inspire. Celebrate Black History Month by exploring these titles (and accompanying resources) from renowned African-American writers, artists, and activists. For more titles, check out Black … Continue reading
- Review: Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo (8/8/2016) - Nana in the City, written and illustrated by Lauren Castillo is a 2015 Caldecott honor book. It tells the story of a little boy who goes to visit his grandmother in the big city. He is afraid of the noise and crowds and scary things in the city tell his grandmother makes him a special … Continue reading
- Student Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (8/22/2016) - Arnold leaves the reservation and hopes of a better life at a small white school. The novel illustrates situations of alcohol and physical abuse, which although portraying real life, is mature content calling for a target audience of teens. This book can be placed in the contemporary realistic fiction genre since it allows readers to … Continue reading