“Everyone knows a Wanda.” I stole that from a recent Amazon review of The Hundred Dresses.
Winner of the 1945 Newbery Honor Award, The Hundred Dresses
has never been out of print. Why? Because it’s an ageless story about bullying.… Read the rest
Stepping Stones, A Refugee Family’s Journey is a story from a Syrian girl’s perspective about having to flee her country.
Rama loved playing with her dolls and her brother Sami, going to school, drinking tea with her neighbours and buying produce at the market.… Read the rest
Painting the Rainbow i
s a beautiful, multi-generational story of the Greenwood family’s summer reunion. The Greenwoods appear healthy, supportive of one another, ideal—except for the mystery of Jesse’s death more than twenty years earlier.
Thirteen-year-old Holly narrates, but a neat twist is added.… Read the rest
Killing The Rising Sun
Killing The Rising Sun is an excellent historical account of the Pacific theatre during WWII. While the other books in this series that have been reviewed, Killing Jesus and Killing Lincoln, have been rated as suitable for middle grade up.… Read the rest