Book Review: Playing Atari With Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy

Tweet Ali Fadhil was just an ordinary boy living in Basra, Iraq in 1991. He loved to play soccer with his brothers and his friends, he worried about school bullies, he spent a lot of time playing video games, and … Continue reading

Book Review: March Forward, Girl by Melba Pattillo Beals

Tweet From an early age, Melba Pattillo Beals chafed against the rules African Americans had to follow in the Jim Crow South. Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, she only felt safe when at home with her mother and … Continue reading

Book Review: Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

Tweet Before Shannon Hale became a New York Times bestselling author of books like Goose Girl and Princess Academy, she was a girl growing up as the middle child of a family in Utah. She had a great imagination and … Continue reading

Book Review: Spud by Jon van de Ruit

Tweet Young John Milton (aka Spud) lives with his family in South Africa during the days before apartheid ends. He’s landed a scholarship to a prestigious boy’s boarding school and takes up residence in a house with a group of … Continue reading

Book Review: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Tweet Growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, Jacqueline Woodson’s heart lived in two places: South Carolina, where she, her mother, and her siblings lived with her grandparents for several years, and Brooklyn, where she moved when she was still … Continue reading

Book Review: We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story by Josh Sundquist

Tweet Looking back on his relationships since middle school, 20-something Josh Sundquist realizes he’s never had a true girlfriend. He sets out to reconnect with the girls whom he almost connected with to help him discover what he’s doing wrong. … Continue reading

Book Review & Giveaway: Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince

Tweet Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for Liz Prince and Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir. I highly recommend the book for two reasons: it’s an interesting story with great graphics to help tell it, and it can generate … Continue reading

Win A Copy of Mother Daughter Me by Katie Hafner + Sampler of Mighty Leaf Tea

Tweet With the first day of May thoughts often turn to celebrating moms for Mother’s Day. I’m happy to be able to offer a giveaway perfect for moms: A copy of the memoir Mother Daughter Me by Katie Hafner and … Continue reading

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