Category Archives: Children’s literature

You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P – Middle Grade Book Recommendation

Title: YOU DON’T KNOW everything, JILLY P! Author: Alex Gino Publisher: Scholastic, March 2018 Ages: 9-12 Themes: LGBTQIA+, lesbians, bigotry, racism, deafness, online communities, families, micro-aggressions, white privilege, ableism, ASL, hearing loss, police brutality Opening:  The house smells of homemade tomato sauce when I get home … Continue reading

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So Tall Within – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: So Tall Within – Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk To Freedom Written by: Gary D. Schmidt Illustrated by: Daniel Minter Published by: Roaring Brook Press, 2018 Ages: 8-18 Themes: slavery, freedom, civil rights, Sojourner Truth, mighty women, emancipation, leadership Genre: biography     … Continue reading

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Sometimes We Tell the Truth – Book Recommendation

Title: Sometimes We Tell The Truth Written by: Kim Zarins Publisher: Simon Pulse, 2016 Ages: 14+ (YA) Themes: high school, story-telling, confessions, The Canterbury Tales, perfect score, sexuality, gender roles           Opening: My mother drives me to school like … Continue reading

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