Book Review: This Promise of Change by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy

Tweet The story of how 12 black students integrated a public high school in Clinton, Tennessee, in 1956 is not as well known as other stories of children breaking down race barriers during that time. This Promise of Change: One … Continue reading

Book Review: From an Idea to Disney by Lowey Bundy Sichol

Tweet From an Idea to Disney includes quotes from Walt, fun facts, and definitions and explanations of some of the more complicated concepts surrounding the Disney company, including what it means to offer public stock. The story goes past Walt’s … Continue reading

Book Review: Science Comics The Brain by Tory Woollcott

Tweet If your middle-schoolers are interested in how the body works, then they’ll probably love the new title in the Science Comics series called The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine by Tory Woollcott and Alex Graudins. The graphic novel format, … Continue reading

Book Review: Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh

Tweet Flat-bottomed paper bags at the grocery store are the norm, now, but did you know that not so long ago people brought groceries home in a wooden crate? And that the person who invented the bags we see stacked … Continue reading

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: The Confidence Code For Girls by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman

Tweet Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of the New York Times bestseller The Confidence Code, have created a new book on confidence especially for girls aged 8 to 12. Aimed at reaching girls at a stage in life when … Continue reading

Book Review: The Vietnam War by Barbara Diggs

Tweet The involvement of U.S. military in Vietnam is a complicated story that took place during a complicated time. American presidents, their advisors, and the military escalated involvement even after they believed they could not win, for reasons related more … Continue reading

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