Book Review: Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson

Tweet The story of Josephine Baker is legendary. Born into poverty in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1906, she rose to become a world-celebrated performer who advocated for civil rights and helped the cause of the French in World War II. … Continue reading

Book Review: We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song written by Debbie Levy, illustrated Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Tweet The song most associated with the civil rights movement in the U.S., is now the topic of a picture book for children. Written by Debbie Levy and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song, … Continue reading

Book Review: Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey by the Countess of Carnarvon

Tweet England’s Highclere Castle has become widely known as the setting for the Downton Abbey series on PBS, with opening credits of each episode and interior scenes focusing on the grandeur of the historic seat of the Earl of Carnarvon. … Continue reading

Book Review: A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert

Tweet Laura Ingalls Wilder is widely loved as the author of the Little House books that detail her life growing up in woods and on the prairies that were the frontiers of her time. Yet unknown to readers and publishers … Continue reading

Book Review: American Political Speeches by Terry Golway

Tweet Part of Penguin Books Civic Classics, American Political Speeches by Terry Golway should be on every American’s bookshelf. Here is a collection of speeches that many of us have heard of at some point during our schooling or in … Continue reading

Book Review: Rebel in a Dress by Sylvia Branzei, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Tweet The Rebel in a Dress series by Sylvia Branzei succeeds in showcasing women who have broken the boundaries of their times to achieve what they wanted. Illustrations by Melissa Sweet and historic photographs make each woman featured come alive … 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: Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire

Tweet Carlos Eire was born during the 1950s into a fairly well off family in Havana on the island of Cuba. The son of a judge, Carlos and his brother learned to expect special privileges that came from being the … Continue reading

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