Book Review: Boy 21 by Matthew Quick

Tweet Finley goes into his senior year in high school knowing three things: he loves his girlfriend Erin, he plans to have a stellar year as point guard of his basketball team, and then, somehow, he will get out of … Continue reading

Book Review: Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris

Tweet In southern California on the eve of World War II, Maddie and Lane go against each of their family’s wishes and marry. Although Maddie is white and Lane is a Nisei, an American born to parents who emigrated from … Continue reading

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: Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Tweet Hibernia sure can sing. She loves to belt out songs just like her mama, who left many years ago seeking to perform in the nightclubs of Harlem. Willie is a boxer. When he’s sparring he pretends he’s jabbing Sampson, … Continue reading

Book Review: The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove by Susan Gregg Gilmore

Tweet For more than a hundred years the Groves have been one of the first families of Nashville. Bezellia Grove, named for a famous ancestor, feels the pressure to live up to her mother’s expectations that she speak French fluently, … Continue reading

Book Review: Nissa’s Place by A. LaFaye

Tweet Ever since her mama left home two years before, Nyssa’s been adjusting to new situations. Not being with her mama all the time, getting to know her papa’s new wife, ignoring the comments of gossipy people in her small … Continue reading

Book Review: A Different Day, A Different Destiny by Annette Laing

Tweet Yesterday, I featured an interview with author Annette Laing along with a giveaway of her two books on time travel for middle grade readers, Don’t Know Where, Don’t Know When and A Different Day, A Different Destiny. Here’s my … Continue reading

Book Review: Don’t Know Where, Don’t Know When by Annette Laing

Tweet When Hannah and Alex move to Snipesville, Georgia from San Francisco with their father they are incredibly bored and somewhat resentful. Their mother has died in a car accident, and when they leave California they also leave their grandparents … Continue reading

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