The Tantalizing Tale of Grace Minnaugh | Alice Kaltman

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The Tantalizing Tale of Grace Minnaugh by Alice Kaltman  Fitzroy Books, 2020, 196 pages About the Author: The daughter of a Merchant Marine and a Rockaway beach babe, Alice Kaltman’s

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9 Great Books to Read While Social-Distancing

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With the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) causing lock-downs across the globe, social-distancing continues to be a key practice in slowing the spread of sickness, or “flattening the curve” as they say.

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Music from Another World | Robin Talley

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Music from Another World by Robin Talley Inkyard Press, 2020, 384 pages Trigger Warnings: homophobia About the Author: Robin Talley is a queer author who grew up in southwest Virginia

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Front Desk | Kelly Yang

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Front Desk by Kelly Yang  Scholastic Gold, 2018, 298 pages  Trigger Warnings: discussions of racism, brief instances of violence  About the Author: Kelly Yang immigrated to America when she was

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Interview with Christina Soontornvat

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About the Author: Christina Soontornvat grew up behind the counter of her parents’ Thai restaurant in a small Texas town with her nose stuck in a book. She is very

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The Boom of Middle-Grade Graphic Novels

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For us adults out there, we may not be aware, but there has been recent boom in graphic novels for middle-grade readers. This is especially interesting because (most of) these

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