Tag Archives: youth historical fiction

Dark Surroundings, Bright Spirits: 3 Novels

Here are three books for teens and middle grade students that take a hard look at the African-American experience through the eyes of strong young people Continue reading

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The Birchbark House and The Game of Silence

For the past 14 years, I have recommended this series to every family that’s come to me asking for something to read after reading the Little House books. This year, I finally started the series myself.  I am so glad … Continue reading

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2 Diverse Audiobooks -The Inquisitor’s Tale & Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters

In which I review two action-packed, Cybils-nominated middle grade audiobooks, The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz and Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters by Margaret Dilloway Continue reading

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4 Mostly Fantasy Children’s Classics

Here are four classic children’s books that I explored recently – the first two on audio with my children. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien. Narrated by Barbara Caruso.  Print Atheneum, 1971. Audio Recorded Books, … Continue reading

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Diversity on the Shelf- July Update

My July reading included 5 mostly middle grade books by authors of color and three YA and adult books with main characters of color. Continue reading

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The War That Saved My Life

Review of Newbery and Odyssey award-winning children’s audiobook The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Continue reading

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