Category Archives: children

Diverse Materials for Kids

In light of recent events, I felt it was relevant and important for me to write about diverse materials for kids, in particular, books and movies that touch on race and sexual identity. Recently my library branch received numerous new books that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

When my thirteen-year-old son told me this month that Old Yeller is “one of the best books” he has ever read, I knew I had to look at that classic work of fiction. Fred Gipson sets this story in 1860s … Continue reading

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Diverse Books for Kids – Books with Transgender Leads

I am a huge proponent for books with diverse characters. I believe kids should have the opportunity to read about other kids that look, sound, and feel like they do. Recently, I listened to George by Alex Gino and read Gracefully … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pickle-The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker

Pickle-The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker and illustrated by Tim Probert Pickle is a story about a club that forms with mischief in mind but along the way becomes more about friendship and … Continue reading

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Children’s Books: Three New Adventures

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead Bridge and her best friends Emily and Tab have been through a lot together, including a horrific accident that Bridge barely survived. When 7th grade begins, Bridge’s world is turned upside down. Emily has a … Continue reading

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