Book Review: The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell

Tweet Houston in 1968 was a volatile place with strained relations between blacks and whites. Schools were integrated just a few years before and the unrest there reflected much of what was happening in other parts of the country as … Continue reading

Book Review: Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

Tweet As Chopsticks opens, Glory Fleming, child prodigy that critics hailed as “the Brecht of the Piano,” has gone missing from the rest home where she was staying and being treated for exhaustion. Only 17 at the time, Glory has … Continue reading

Book Review: Winter Town by Stephen Emond

Tweet Evan and Lucy have been best friends ever since they can remember. They used to spend hours playing together and creating stories and drawings for an imaginary place they call Aelysthia. That was before Lucy’s parents split up and … Continue reading

Book Review: Gandhi a Manga Biography by Kazuki Ebine

Tweet Award-winning manga artist Kazuki Ebine has created a new book about one of the world’s greatest men. Gandhi, A Manga Biography follows Mahatma Gandhi from the time he remembers seeing injustice against his countrymen when he was a child, … Continue reading

Book Review: Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Tweet There’s a lot to irritate Anya about her life. Her mother cooks fattening food, she’s associated with an unpopular boy in school just because they’re both Russian immigrants, her close friend is mad at her and she never expects … Continue reading

Book Review: Doodlebug by Karen Romano Young

Tweet Dodo (short for Doreen) renames herself Doodlebug when she starts drawing to pass the time during the family’s move from Los Angeles to San Francisco. She likes it so much, and she’s so good at it, that she keeps … Continue reading

Book Review: How I Made It to Eighteen by Tracy White

Tweet How I Made It to Eighteen by Tracy White says it’s “mostly a true story” about the experiences of Stacy Black and her journey from a breakdown through therapy and institutionalization and to the other side. It’s a powerful … Continue reading

Book Review: Solomon’s Thieves by Jordan Mechner

Tweet Solomon’s Thieves is a new graphic novel that takes the reader back to medieval times and the story of the Knights Templar. The Templars came into being to protect pilgrims on their journey to the Holy Land. Over the … Continue reading

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