Book Review: Alligator Bayou by Donna Jo Napoli

Tweet Calogero is a 14-year-old immigrant to Louisiana from Sicily, and he lives in the small town of Tallulah where his cousins and uncles sell groceries and produce. The year is 1899, and the small band of Sicilians find the … Continue reading

The Secret Life of Bees Movie/Book Comparison

Tweet Yesterday Catherine and I went to see The Secret Life of Bees with our book club. It was a school holiday and Madeleine joined us, since we had previously read the book with her book club too. We enjoyed … Continue reading

Book Review: Ringside 1925 by Jen Bryant

Tweet Remember learning about the Scopes Monkey trial in history class? The trial pitted the state of Tennessee against a high school science teacher, J.T. Scopes, who challenged the legality of the state’s rule against teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. … Continue reading

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