Book Review: The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Tweet When Rory Rooney’s skin turns green on a field trip he lands in the isolation ward of a hospital in London, where the doctor wants to test and observe him to see if he’s contagious. Rory is shocked to … Continue reading

Book Review: The Water and the Wild by K. E. Ormsbee

Tweet Lottie Fiske is an orphan, and her only friend is Eliot, who is sick with a disease the doctors cannot cure. But when she finds out how to travel to another world through the green apple tree in her … Continue reading

Book Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

Tweet As far back as she can remember, Ariel has been on the move with her dad, putting space between the two of them and the mother who abandoned her to run off with another woman. Every time Ariel thinks … Continue reading

Book Review: Some Writer! by Melissa Sweet

Tweet Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White by Melissa Sweet clues young readers in on the life of Elwyn Brooks White, the beloved writer of Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. Born in 1899, … Continue reading

Book Review: Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught

Tweet Dani’s Grandma Beans always told her, “Sooner or later, we’re all gonna be okay.” But Dani wonders how that could possibly be true. Her best friend told her he’s not allowed to be friends with her anymore and her … Continue reading

Book Review: The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson

Tweet Audrey Faye Hendricks was the youngest known child to be arrested during a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama. Her story is told in a picture book, The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil … Continue reading

Book Review: Loving Vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell

Tweet Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving met each other when they were children living in the same neighborhood, something unusual for segregated Virginia in the 1940s and 50s. They fell in love and went to Washington, D.C. to get married, … Continue reading

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