Yesterday evening, #ABCCD discussed The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks Adapted for Young People by Brandy Colbert and Jeanne Theoharis (Beacon Press, 2021). Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen and I have chosen some really outstanding books over the past year, and this one was no exception. Brandy Colbert is the author of 9 books for… Read More review: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
I think I spend more time on my December list of releases than any other because they’re so hard to find. Not many publishers release youth literature in December. There are a few, and they all seem quite intriguing. DECEMBER 6 Dec White Fox in the Forest by Chen Jiatong. Chicken House 13 Dec Adiba Jaigirdar. 27… Read More December Releases
My first conference since and I have so many thoughts! Anaheim California. What a place for a conference. The convention center is across the street from Disneyland, a place I probably wanted to visit as a child, but quickly lost all interest in. Anaheim is a beautiful city in California located firmly on Tongva, Juaneño,… Read More ALAN/NCTE: How long has it been?!
November has been quite a month. NOVEMBER 1 Nov Antiracist Discipleship: Follow Jesus, Dismantle Racism, and Build Beloved Community (student ed.) by Michelle T. Sanchez. WaterBrookBraiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer, adapted by Monique Gray Smith, illus. by Nicole Neidhardt. Lerner/ZestColor-Courageous Discipleship (student ed.) by… Read More November Releases
Title: Why We FlyAuthors: Kimberly Jones and Gilly SegalDate: Sourceboooks; 2021Main characters: Eleanor “Leni” Greenberg and Chanel Rose IronsYA reality fiction We’ve come to look at many YA novels as ‘coming of age’ books. Eleanor (Jewish) and Chanel (African American) may come of age in this sophomore novel, however I find it much more appropriate… Read More review: Why We Fly