Book Review: Doodlebug by Karen Romano Young

Tweet Dodo (short for Doreen) renames herself Doodlebug when she starts drawing to pass the time during the family’s move from Los Angeles to San Francisco. She likes it so much, and she’s so good at it, that she keeps … Continue reading

Book Review: How I Made It to Eighteen by Tracy White

Tweet How I Made It to Eighteen by Tracy White says it’s “mostly a true story” about the experiences of Stacy Black and her journey from a breakdown through therapy and institutionalization and to the other side. It’s a powerful … Continue reading

Book Review: Solomon’s Thieves by Jordan Mechner

Tweet Solomon’s Thieves is a new graphic novel that takes the reader back to medieval times and the story of the Knights Templar. The Templars came into being to protect pilgrims on their journey to the Holy Land. Over the … Continue reading

Book Review: The Prince of Persia by Jordan Mechner

Tweet For years I’ve heard of Prince of Persia as a video game, but as I don’t play games I didn’t know much about it. When I was given the chance to review the new graphic novel inspired by the … Continue reading

Book Review: City of Spies by Susan Kim and Laurance Klavan

Tweet During the early days the U.S. was involved in Word War II, Americans became obsessed with the thought that spies were among them, secreting away information that would aid the enemy and defeat the Allies. In New York, people … Continue reading

Book Review: Resistance, Book 1 by Carla Jablonski and Leland Purvis

Tweet Paul and Marie Tessier live in a small village in southern France during World War II. While not officially occupied by Germany, Germans are all around them. They worry for their Jewish friend Henri. Then Henri’s parents go missing … Continue reading

Book Review: Foiled by Jane Yolen

Tweet Fencing is Aliera’s life. Every day she goes to school then heads to fencing practice. She even fences on weekends when she’s not visiting her disabled cousin. Fencing makes her feel strong, and she’s good at it. She takes … Continue reading

Book Review: The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa

Tweet The Color of Earth is the first in a trilogy of graphic novels about a young girl named Ehwa and her widowed mother who owns a tavern in a small Korean village. The story takes place in a time … Continue reading

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