Month: August 2019

Sea Sirens

A Trot & Cap’n Bill Adventure, Written by Amy Chu, Illustrated by Janet K. Lee I am not a huge fan of most graphic novels, but Sea Sirens was definitely an exception. The story is of a teenage Vietnamese American girl, Trot, her one-eyed cat Cap’n Bill, and her Grandpa, who has occasional dementia. Trot …

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Captain Rosalie

Written by Timothée de Fombelle, Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, Translated by Sam Gordon Captain Rosalie, translated from French to English, is an endearing, creative, insightful, and powerful story that tears at your heart. Rosalie’s father is fighting in the war and her mother works to help the war effort from sunrise until sunset. Rosalie is …

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Lost Stars (Warriors: The Broken Code, #1)

Written by Erin Hunter This book was a brilliant opening to this new Warriors series, The Broken Code. I enjoyed reading it from the beautifully illustrated front cover to the back cover. I especially like how Erin Hunter left room for many theories throughout the book, and I can’t wait for the next one to …

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She Dared: Malala Yousafzai

Written by Jenni L. Walsh This biography of Malala Yousafzai reaches across cultural lines to inspire everyone who will read it. From the basic desire to go to school to her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, this view of her life is easy to relate to. She has wanted to change the world and …

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Orange for the Sunsets

Written by Tina Athaide Asha and Yesofu are best friends living in Uganda. There’s just one problem: Uganda’s new president has decided to expel all Indians from his country and Asha and her family are Indian. Native Ugandans want their country back. As a native Ugandan, Yesofu is confused about how he should feel. He …

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