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book review: They Call Me Güero

October 9, 2018

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title: They Call Me Güero : A Border Kid’s Poems author: David Bowles date: Cinco Puntos; 2018 main character: Güero poetry; middle grades Review base on an advanced reader’s copy   It’s the perfect time for us, for diverse nerds and geeks, for all woke readers– heroes whose power is traveling through these pages to […]

review: Finding Langston

September 14, 2018

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title: Finding Langston author: Lesa Cline-Ransome date: Holiday House; 2018 main character: Langston middle grade historical fiction Review based on an advanced reader’s copy. This historical novel set during the Great Migration gives readers an idea of how life changed for blacks when they moved from the rural south to the urban centers of the […]

Interview: Paula Chase

August 16, 2018

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Paula Chase’s latest book, So Done, was released yesterday. In the interview below,you can see it has been a while for her. I hope you enjoy getting to know her in this way. I’m certain as you get to know her, you’ll want to read So Done. The book, her middle grade debut, has starred reviews […]

review: Courage

August 2, 2018

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  correction: In reading this book (close to three times I might add) I missed the line that identified Sammy’s adopted parents as white. That changes this line in my review:  I didn’t care for the stereotypical over-demanding Asian parents with the adopted son. Instead, we have a white mother who is over-demanding with an Asian son. […]

Interview: Lila Quintero Weaver

July 30, 2018

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This month, Lila Quintero Weaver’s sophomore youth literature book, My Year in The Middle (Candlewick Press) was released. Such a figurative title promises much to the reader, doesn’t it? The following interview indicates that Weaver doesn’t fail to deliver. I can’t wait to read this one! I have my copy but, I thought it would be wiser […]

MG Book Review: The Parker Inheritance

March 29, 2018

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Title: The Parker Inheritance author: Varian Johnson date: Levine/Scholastic; 2018 main character: Candace Miller Candace Miller, a young African American girl, and her mother move into the home that once belonged to her grandmother while their own home is being renovated. Her parents have divorced and they need to prepare the house for sale. This […]

Interview: Susan Tan

May 11, 2017

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I’d like to introduce you to Susan Tan, author of the recently released middle grade novel, Cilia Lee-Jenkins Future Author Extraodinaire. Susan is a debut author and I hope you’ll support her by purchasing her book and making sure your local library has a copy as well. If they don’t, suggest they purchase it.  Susan will read […]

book review: My Name is Henry Bibb

February 28, 2016

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title: My Name is Henry Bibb: A story of slavery and freedom by: Afua Cooper date: Kids Can Press, 2009 main character: Henry Bibb middle grade biography     The light hurt my eyes so I kept them closed. I was drowsy, lulled by my mother’s cooing and the warmth of her body. Then I […]