Tag Archives: mermaids

Generational Trauma and Healing: Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa and A Comb of Wishes

Here are two new middle grade fantasies that look at generational trauma through a fantasy lens, while being entertaining stories in their own right.  Continue reading

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Magical Black Girls: A Song Below Water and Snapdragon

Here are two tales of girls coming to terms with their own magic, A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow and Snapdragon by Kat Leyh. Continue reading

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Cats and the Sea: Graphic Novels for Kids

I’ve found myself reading a lot of graphic novels lately.  Here are some for the elementary to middle grade set.  Curiously enough, they all have either cats or the sea as central themes – or both, in the case of Sea … Continue reading

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Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste

This book is nominated for the Cybils.  I was going to read it anyway, because of being the sequel to The Jumbies.  Also, the awesome cover.  Also, Tracey Baptiste was willing to pose with my sock-in-progress at Kidlitcon 2015. Rise … Continue reading

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Bayou Magic

I’m still working on unpacking from our camping trip and trying to get back into the routine of things. Also, I’m officially registered to go to Kidlitcon in Baltimore this October!!! Do let me know if you’re going, too. Bayou … Continue reading

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