[BHE 99] Showing More Love to Diversity

Fats here. It has come to my attention that I’m 5 books behind schedule, according to my 2014 Reading Challenge on Goodreads. Yikes! I guess I’ll have to devour my way through these books and hopefully reach my goal of 150 books this year! Despite the “backlog,” I’m happy to share my recent book loot with […]

That One Time When a Girl Named Jessica Changed the Lives of St. Catherine’s Seventh Graders

Fats here. The book I’m about to share with you today was not on my list of books for our current theme. I was at the library when I happened to be browsing the “A” section of the juvenile fiction shelf when I saw Tony Abbott’s Firegirl. I’ve seen the book a bunch of times […]

Socs vs Greasers in S. E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders”

Myra here. I learned about this book sometime last year when we featured Oddballs and Misfits.   While it does portray predominantly White characters, I still consider this as part of our Multicultural theme as it talks about the disadvantaged, the silenced, the outliers, those who are perceived to be in the fringes of the community. As I […]

[Saturday Cybils] Mr Tiger Goes WILD by Peter Brown

Myra here. I am very excited to share the 2013 Fiction Picture Book Winner in Cybils. It truly was a privilege to once again, be a part of the Second Round Panel of Judges for this category. I am fortunate to be working with such a hardworking and passionate group of people who are very […]

We, Them, and I : A look into AS King’s Ask the Passenger

Iphigene Here. Today’s “review” is on a novel nominated for the Cybils YA Fiction category and since we’re heading towards our next bimonthly theme this book serves as that nice transition as we ease into our upcoming theme launch. ———- At the end of each book, a reader is often asked: “Is it good?” and/or […]