Review: The Fog Mound by Susan Schade, illustrated by Jon Buller

Review by Casey Chang The Fog Mound, is the first in a three-volume series, Travels of Thelonious, where the titular talking chipmunk named Thelonious, is joined by many other animals who talk and dress like humans. Including Fitzgerald, the porcupine, Olive the bear, and Brown the lizard, Thelonious and friends journey to Olive’s home, the…

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 Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Review by Jennifer Langreck The commodification of the human body has been a central practice of imperial conquest, and Natives in North America are no strangers to this. In 1863, Minnesota State Treasurer Charles Schaff reported the purchase of a “Sioux Scalp” for $25.00. Similar cultural trauma is examined in the dystopian indigenous futurism novel…