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review: When We Was Fierce

July 25, 2016

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Title: When We Was Fierce Author: e. E. Charlton-Trujillo Date: Candlewick; August 2016 Main Character: Theodore “T” Clark young adult fiction   Edited 26 July 2016 This review is part of a collaborative effort that began on Sunday 24 July with a guest review from Jenn Baker.  It continued on Reading While White Blog with […]

guest review: When We Was Fierce

July 24, 2016

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Title: When We Was Fierce Author: e. E. Charlton-Trujillo Date: Candlewick; August 2016 Main Character: Theodore “T” Clark young adult fiction There have been undercurrents for the past few months reacting to the forthcoming When We Was Fierce written by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo (Candlewick). Charlton-Trujillo’s previous novels include  Feels Like Home (Random House/Delacorte), Prizefighter En […]

review: My Name is Not Friday

May 12, 2016

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title: My Name is Not Friday author: Jon Walter date: Scholastic, 2016 main character: Samuel “Friday” YA Historical Fiction My Name is not Friday is British author Jon Walter’s sophomore novel. The beginning is slow moving and a bit disorienting. It feels odd in that we’re in one of the most racially charged eras in […]

book review: See No Color

January 26, 2016

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title: See No Color author: Shannon Gibney date: 2015 CarolRhoda Lab main character: Alex Kirtridge See No Color is a coming of age story about a young biracial girl (White/African American), a transracial adoptee, who is trying to figure out her identity. Alex is a gifted athlete with hopes of building a career in baseball. […]

Book Review: The Secret Sky: A Novel of Forbidden Love in Afghanistan

October 5, 2014

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Title: The Secret Sky: A Novel of Forbidden Love in Afghanistan Author: Atia Abawi Date: Penguin; 2014 main character: Fatima   synopsis: Fatima is a Hazara girl, raised to be obedient and dutiful. Samiullah is a Pashtun boy raised to defend the traditions of his tribe. They were not meant to fall in love. But […]

book review: The Great Greene Heist

May 5, 2014

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title: The Great Greene Heist author: Varian Johnson date: Arthur A. Levine; May 2014 main character: Jackson Green middle grade fiction Intriguing! Has Jackson Greene changed? And, just how bad was he that he needed to change? Will Jackson get the girl? Will the girl get the guy? Will Gabriela win the election? The cast […]

book review: The Deep

March 18, 2014

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title: The Deep author: Zetta Elliott date: 2013; Rosetta Press main character: Nyla The Deep continues the stories of Nyla, Keem and D that began in Ship of Souls. While Ship of Souls was D’s story, The Deep is Nyla’s. We knew something happened to Nyla in Germany and now we find what it was […]

Review: House of Purple Cedar

March 15, 2014

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House of Purple Cedar Author: Tim Tingle Date:  February, 2014; Cinco Puntos adult crossover The House of Purple Cedar is set in Skullyville, Oklahoma at the turning of the 20th century. The New Hope Academy for Girls just burned down and a new Indian Agent has just arrived in town. Rose and her brother, Jamey […]

Book Review: If I Ever Get Out of Here

February 24, 2014

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Title: If I Ever Get Out of Here Author: Eric Gansworth Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books; 2013 Main character: Lewis Blake Lewis is a smart kid who tested out of the Indian school on the Tuscarora Reservation and is now attending the nearby all white school. He wants to go to college and to have a […]