Apple: (Skin to the Core) by Eric Gansworth

IMAGE JUSTIFICATION Gansworth takes the reader through his life, experiences, and thoughts in the memoir written in verse, Apple : Skin to the Core. He touches on innmerable aspects of his life, from the horribly embarrassing nicknames given in on the Tuscarora reservation (rez) to give you thick skin, the way in which you areContinue reading “Apple: (Skin to the Core) by Eric Gansworth”

Georgia Peaches and other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

IMAGE JUSTIFICATION What would you do if your father, who apparently loves you unconditionally, tells you to change who you are for a year? That is exactly what happens to Jo, after her father, a preacher, marries for the third time. Not only that, Jo is forced to move from metropolitan Atlanta, to Rome, Georgia.Continue reading “Georgia Peaches and other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown”

Sing, Unburied, Sing : A Novel by Jesmyn Ward

JUSTIFICATION How would your life change if your brother was violently murdered and those at fault were not punished? How would you cope? These are some of many questions posed in the National Book Award winning book, Sing, Unburied, Sing : A Novel by Jesmyn Ward. Jojo is a 13 year old boy. Michaela isContinue reading “Sing, Unburied, Sing : A Novel by Jesmyn Ward”

Beauty Mark : Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe by Carole Boston Weatherford

IMAGE Introduction What is the story of Marilyn Monroe? Who was Norma Jean? In the history of the 20th century, arguably no one has had the most influence on pop culture, beauty standards and the Hollywood dream, than Marilyn Monroe. Yet her story, like many celebrities, is shadowed by her early death. Beauty Mark :Continue reading “Beauty Mark : Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe by Carole Boston Weatherford”

White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig

IMAGE JUSTIFICATION What would you do to help your parent from financial ruin? Would you put yourself in harms way? Would you take money from people who hate you? These are the questions Rufus has to confront in the mystery book, White Rabbit. In this story, Rufus, the unwanted and bullied child of the eliteContinue reading “White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig”

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

IMAGE Introduction How do you reconcile the values of your parents that are different than yours? Do you follow the path they want for you or do you forge your own? In the book, When Dimple Met Rishi, School Library Journal’s 2017 Best YA book, these are some of the biggest questions and challenges forContinue reading “When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon”

The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book One

IMAGE JUSTIFICATION What would life be like if you had no memory of your mother or father? How far would you go to help those around you? Author David A Robertson, member of the Cree nation, addresses these questions in the book, The Barren Grounds, book one of The Misewa Saga. The reader is introducedContinue reading “The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book One”

Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

IMAGE JUSTIFICATION How do you deal with a secret you are keeping from your family, even when you know they would disapprove? What actions do you take when people like you are dying and the world doesn’t seem to care? Like a Love Story, a Stonewall Honor Book, revolves around Reza, Art and Judy, setContinue reading “Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian”