Book Review: Family in Six Tones by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao

Tweet Lan Cao came to the U.S. when she was 13, a refugee from Vietnam when U.S. troops were leaving. Throughout the years she has struggled to adapt to American culture. At times she has embraced the Vietnamese culture of … Continue reading

Book Review: Jayla Jumps In by Joy Jones

Tweet At 11, Jayla is mostly happy with her big extended family and her life at school. But she misses her best friend who moved away, and she worries about her mom’s health. When she sees a video of people … Continue reading

Book Review: The Places We Sleep by Caroline Brooks DuBois

Tweet Twelve-year-old Abbey thinks the worst thing about starting seventh grade is being the new girl (again) when her dad is stationed at an Army base in Tennessee. But then planes fly into the World Trade Center in New York … Continue reading

Book Review: Stealing Mt. Rushmore by Daphne Kalmar

Tweet Thirteen-year-old Nellie has a lot on her shoulders. Her mother left the family, her dad sometimes gets depressed and stays in bed for days on end, and her younger brothers need someone around to be responsible. She believes if … Continue reading

Book Review and Giveaway: Dan Unmasked by Chris Negron

Tweet Today I’m reviewing a book I loved that’s great for readers aged 9 to 14. It’s called Dan Unmasked, and I have one copy to give away to someone who comments here. Just leave a note telling me if … Continue reading

Book Review: Batman Tales: Once Upon a Crime by Derek Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen

Tweet Classic children’s tales like Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland and more are retold with a twist, in the graphic novel by Derek Fridoles and Dustin Nguyen, Batman Tales: Once Upon a Crime. Each familiar story is adapted to the Batman … Continue reading

Book Review: Batman Overdrive by Shea Fontana

Tweet Before Bruce Wayne became Batman he was a teenaged guy who wanted to avenge the death of his parents. And he thinks he knows who’s responsible: the major crime family in Gotham. When he discovers that Alfred had a … Continue reading

Book Review: AntiHero by Kate Karyus Quinn & Demitra Lunetta

Tweet Piper is super powerful, but she doesn’t always know how to direct her strength without destroying everything around her. Sloane has a super brain, but when her mom falls ill she resorts to stealing and doing dirty work for … Continue reading

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