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MG Book Review: The Parker Inheritance

March 29, 2018


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 […]

Sunday MorningReads

November 13, 2016


A few days ago, Varian Johnson took to Twitter. The election also has me thinking about the stories I want and need to tell. What is my responsibility as a POC with a voice? — Varian Johnson (@varianjohnson) November 11, 2016   With the re-affirmation that the voices of Native Americans and people of color […]

The dessert, by the way, is BlackBerry Fool

November 4, 2015


A Fine Dessert becomes A Fine Mess If you’re active on Twitter, Facebook or some of the children’s literature blogs, you’re probably aware of the controversy involving A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat written by Emily Jenkins and Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. (Schwartz and Wade, 2015) I first became aware of […]

book review: The Great Greene Heist

May 5, 2014


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 […]

Author Interview: Varian Johnson

March 12, 2010


TGIF!!!  After a week of standardized testing, I’m ready for the weekend! A chance to step away from the workplace and chillax. I’ve got quite a pile of books to get to that I just can’t find the stamina to read during the work week. It looks like we might have a few storms going […]