Tag Archives: Texas

The Other Side of the River by Alda P. Dobbs

This freshly imagined story of an immigrant girl, taking off from the author’s grandmother’s story, is filled with determination, hard-won joy, as well as hope and humor. Continue reading

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The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas

Here’s a story of growing up in a military family, making new friends – and battling an evil witch from Costa Rican legend in small-town Texas. Continue reading

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Middle School beyond the Margins: Song for a Whale and Keep it Together, Keiko Carter

These days, my work of trying to get books celebrating marginalized voices into kids’ hands seems too little, too slow.  I’m trying to find meaningful ways to support more current and active anti-racism work, while still keeping on with sharing … Continue reading

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Love Sugar Magic: A Mixture of Mischief Blog Tour

I was honored to be invited to participate in the blog tour for the third and sadly final book in the Love Sugar Magic series.  If you missed the first two, here are the reviews of Love Sugar Magic: A … Continue reading

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A Dash of Trouble. Love Sugar Magic #1 by Anna Meriano

I had an unplanned little Latinix series as holds came in on various fun-sounding books all at the same time. Here’s the next one, a funny fantasy with lots of baking. A Dash of Trouble. Love Sugar Magic #1 by … Continue reading

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The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate

I first became acquainted with Calpurnia Tate back in 2009 with The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, which it looks like I never reviewed.  Nevertheless, I was eager to read more about her. The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline … Continue reading

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