Review: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Reviewed by Jennifer Langreck No life is worth more or less than any other, right? Well, in The House of the Scorpion that becomes a more complex question. In this imagined future world, Mexico is now called Aztlán, and the border between Aztlán and the US has become its own country called Opium. Opium is…

Review: The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

Reviewed by Ali Larson Unhei is worried nobody will like her at her new school, especially with a name that’s so difficult to pronounce. Does she need a new name? Unhei is filled with anxiety on her first day of school in America. It only gets worse as students on the bus tease her about…