Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Dear Martin was an incredibly difficult book to read. It’s a really short book, just over 200 pages, and every sentence is jam packed with reality.  Honestly?  It’s difficult to stomach.  It’s supposed to be.  Dear Martin is a book that makes you cringe because just about everyone in this book is racist.  And before I go too deep here, I’m going to step back and say that I am a white girl living in Massachusetts and I have no idea the struggles young black man go through, especially in the American South.  I am super privileged and I stand back and acknowledge […]

Posted July 10, 2019 in Reviews // 6 Comments //
Solving for M by Jennifer Swender

Solving for M by Jennifer Swender

I’ve never seen a book quite like Solving for M, and frankly?  It was fantastic. Solving for M is a very specific type of story.  It’s about Mika, a fifth-grader nervous about going to a new school and being in different classes than her best friend.  The story starts with Mika in her new math class, and the teacher tells them to bring a “math journal”.  And then he eats a candle.  The story in itself is about change and adaptation and courage.  I didn’t expect this book to confront cancer, especially not in Mika’s immediate family.  So not only do […]

Posted May 15, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

I hear tell that this book was very hyped, and somehow in my book blog travels, I missed all that?  I knew almost nothing coming into this book, and I’m grateful for it, because if I heard a bunch of squeeing and dancing and excitement… I think my review would have been a lot different…. The Serpent King tells the story of three outcasts in a small Tennessee town.  Each one has a different personality, a different struggle… and a reader is bound to fall in love with one of the three, if not all of them.  First, you have […]

Posted October 28, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //