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Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Title: BecomingAuthor: Michelle ObamaPublisher: CrownPublication Date: November 2018ISBN: 9780241334140 Synopsis from Goodreads:In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhoodContinue reading “Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama”

Little Worn Pages

Hi there readers, You’re used to seeing my weekly reviews each Tuesday, but I wanted to change things up this week to give you a heads up about some changes in my life. Full disclosure, I’m writing this in advance and scheduling it, because I can’t predict how things are going to unfold over theContinue reading “Little Worn Pages”

Book Review: Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Title: Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle #1)Author: Rosaria MundaPublisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: October 15, 2019ISBN: 9780525518211 Synopsis from Goodreads:Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to testContinue reading “Book Review: Fireborne by Rosaria Munda”

Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman

Title: Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French ParentingAuthor: Pamela DruckermanPublisher: Penguin PressPublication Date: February 2012ISBN: 9781594203336 Synopsis from Goodreads:When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn’t aspire to become a “French parent.” French parenting isn’t a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even FrenchContinue reading “Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman”

Book Review: Rebelwing by Andrea Tang

Title: RebelwingAuthor: Andrea TangPublisher: Razorbill / Penguin Random HousePublication Date: February 20, 2020ISBN: 9781984835093 Synopsis from Goodreads:A black-market-media smuggler and scholarship student at the prestigious New Columbia Preparatory Academy, Pru is lucky to live in the Barricade Coalition where she is free to study, read, watch, and listen to whatever she wants. When a drop-offContinue reading “Book Review: Rebelwing by Andrea Tang”

Book Review: The Grizzly Itch by Victoria Cassanell

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Title: The Grizzly ItchAuthor: Victoria CassanellPublisher: MacMillan Children’s BooksPublication Date: March 2020ISBN: 9781529013573 Synopsis from Goodreads:The first picture book from outstanding talent, Victoria Cassanell, The Grizzly Itch is a hilarious tale about how helping people often yields unexpected and wonderful surprises. Perfect forContinue reading “Book Review: The Grizzly Itch by Victoria Cassanell”

Book Review: Dear Universe by Florence Gonsalves

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Title: Dear UniverseAuthor: Florence GonsalvesPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: May 12, 2020ISBN: 9780316436731 Synopsis from Goodreads:It’s senior year, and Chamomile Myles has whiplash from traveling between her two universes: school (the relentless countdown to prom, torturous college applications, and theContinue reading “Book Review: Dear Universe by Florence Gonsalves”

Book Review: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Title: The Nickel BoysAuthor: Colson WhiteheadPublisher: DoubleDay CanadaPublication Date: July 16, 2019ISBN: 9780385693967 Synopsis from Goodreads:Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocentContinue reading “Book Review: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead”

Book Review: We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar

Title: We Are Lost and FoundAuthor: Helene DunbarPublisher: Sourcefire BooksPublication Date: September 3, 2019ISBN: 9781492681045 Synopsis from Goodreads:Michael is content to live in the shadow of his best friends, James, an enigmatic teen performance artist who everyone wants and no one can have and Becky, who calls things as she sees them, while doing allContinue reading “Book Review: We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar”

Book Review: Now, Then, and Everywhen by Rysa Walker

Title: Now, Then, and EverywhenAuthor: Rysa WalkerPublisher: 47NorthPublication Date: April 1, 2020ISBN: 9781612189192 Synopsis from Goodreads:In 2136 Madison Grace uncovers a key to the origins of CHRONOS, a time-travel agency with ties to her family’s mysterious past. Just as she is starting to jump through history, she returns to her timeline to find millions ofContinue reading “Book Review: Now, Then, and Everywhen by Rysa Walker”

Book Review: Greenwood by Michael Christie

Title: GreenwoodAuthor: Michael ChristiePublisher: McClelland & StewartPublication Date: September 4, 2019ISBN: 9780771024450 Synopsis from Goodreads:They come for the trees. It is 2038. As the rest of humanity struggles through the environmental collapse known as the Great Withering, scientist Jake Greenwood is working as an overqualified tour guide on Greenwood Island, a remote oasis of thousand-year-old trees.Continue reading “Book Review: Greenwood by Michael Christie”

Book Review: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Title: This Tender LandAuthor: William Kent KruegerPublisher: Atria BooksPublication Date: September 3, 2019ISBN: 9781476749297 Synopsis from Goodreads:1932, Minnesota—the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is alsoContinue reading “Book Review: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger”


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