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Kid Lit Review of “The Camping Trip” by Jennifer K. Mann

Ernestine is invited to join her Aunt Jackie and her cousin Samantha on a camping trip. She tells us, “I’ve never been camping before, but I know I will love it.” She then shows readers everything she is packing for … Continue reading

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Review of “Ariadne: A Novel” by Jennifer Saint

Ariadne is another retelling of Greek myths, this one from the perspective of the women involved in the stories. It seeks to redress the ways in which these stories have traditionally been told from the male point of view, and … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom” by Carole Boston Weatherford

This book tells the story of Henry Brown, who, in 1849 at age 34, escaped from slavery by having himself mailed from Richmond, Virginia to Philadelphia in a box 3 feet long by 2 feet 8 inches deep by 2 … Continue reading

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Review of “The Postscript Murders” by Elly Griffiths

This is the second book in the author’s new series featuring Detective Sergeant Harbinder Kaur, a member of the West Sussex, England Murder Squad. Harbinder is 36 but still lives at home with her Punjabi parents, with whom she gets … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “All Because You Matter” by Tami Charles

This picture book for young readers (age 4 and up) is addressed to “you, dear child”: a young African American boy confronting the world around him.  The boy learns: “Long before you took your place in this world, you were … Continue reading

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