Review by Alexandra Renslo What are the rules of life? For 12-year old Josh Bell and his twin brother Jordan, it’s basketball and family. But it’s not necessarily such a clear shot to the hoop for the Bell brothers, especially as they encounter the ups and downs of seventh grade in Kwame Alexander’s engaging young…
Navigating teenage angst is tough. Navigating teenage angst with immigrant parents, a brother in jail, and no friends is even tougher.
How do you express your true self in a world that says everything about you is wrong? This engaging, coming of age novel tells the story of a young poet pulled between her own desires and the expectations of others, and discovering the power of poetry to set her free.
How well do you know your family? Have you ever dug deep into the roots of your family to find out where you are from? Some of the answers may surprise you as they did surprise 11-year-old Sonny in Hidden Roots.