Book Review: Lincoln in His Own Words, Edited by Milton Meltzer

Tweet During the course of his public life, Abraham Lincoln left a vast record or speeches and correspondence that give insight into his views on important issues of the day. Lincoln in His Own Words, edited by historian Milton Meltzer, … Continue reading

Book Review: Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules by Tony Cliff

Tweet Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules by Tony Cliff finds the graphic-novel heroine on an adventure to find a rumored sunken city. The tale begins in Turkey, where Dirk outsmarts a despot in control of a coastal fortress … Continue reading

Book Review: The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

Tweet Every seven years something important disappears for the people of Sterling: the sense of smell, the ability to see stars, images in mirrors. The townspeople, along with those of two nearby cities also affected, have learned to cope by … Continue reading

Book Review: Death Coming Up the Hill by Chris Crowe

Tweet Chris Crowe’s novel, Death Coming Up the Hill, brings the turbulent events of 1968 alive for readers as seen through the eyes of Ashe, a high school senior. The story is told in haiku, one chapter for each week … Continue reading

Book Review: Damselfly by Chandra Prasad

Tweet When Samantha Mishra and other members of her high school fencing team crash land on an uninhabited Pacific island, they are sure they will be rescued within a couple of days. The teammates attend an elite private school, and … Continue reading

Book Review: Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson

Tweet Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak has been informing teens about sexual assault and speaking up for themselves since it was published to critical acclaim in 1999. Now, Anderson has collaborated with Eisner-Award winning artist Emily Carroll to adapt the story … Continue reading

Book Review: What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee

Tweet When Will needs time to think he walks. And he has a lot to think about: his dad’s suicide, his best friend’s rape at a party after he left early, his boss at the Dollar Only store where he … Continue reading

Book Review: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

Tweet In a future world where a new Ice Age has sent humans onto spaceships orbiting Earth, Stella Ainsley is an orphan looking for a better life. Part-time teacher, part-time engineer, she finds employment as a governess to one child … Continue reading

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