Monday, September 16, 2019
This is a brilliant graphic novel about his life story. Told in a moving way. However there is a lot of for mature reader moments. His mom did drugs and was an addict. His grandparents loved him but they could be real characters. There is some drinking and smoking as well. I am interested in getting this for my library. I would say read before you get for your library but remember we have lots o students who are being raised by grand parents and there are not that many books about this situation for teens. It's a good read. Also a very good TedTalk https://www.ted.com/talks/jarrett_j_krosoczka_how_a_boy_became_an_artist?language=en#t-561626
I am so looking forward to book 2. It's a great story because of the sexual tension between the two but not overdone. A good balance between the two main characters who discover secretes between the two as they go looking for who really killed the uncle. Hurry up and publish book 2. It's a good read.
This is written with such love, that you feel like you are a part of the family. It's a large family and you have to adore how they are connected to their neighborhood. You would want them to be your neighbors. It's a great read and perfect for elementary and middle school. enjoy.
This book will haunt me for a very long time. It's based on true events set in a fictional account. This story is a must for everyone to read about how girls are endangered and abused in China because they are from a minority culture. They are basically slaves and trapped with no freedom what so ever. Overworked and not even paid. In fact they are charged for everything. THIS STORY WILL STAY WITH YOU. A must read. I'm adding this to my library.
This is a brilliant book. Sometimes hard to read because of the intense emotion which makes it brilliant. Jessie tells the story in a timeline of what happened, her boyfriend just disappears. No sign no clue. Lots of secrets come out from around town. It's an intense story. A good one
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
You need to read the Bruce the Bear series. The pictures are so entertaining and their facial expressions as events take place. This one is another winner. Big old Bruce learns about teamwork in this story as problems occur. Add this one to your library. Enjoy.
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
As I was reading this story, it reminded me years ago when one of my friends in middle school had a brace. I really had no clue what she went through. I do know it looked uncomfortable. I think this book should be on shelves for students to either not feel like they are the only ones with braces or if they have friends who have a back brace to understand better what it is like to wear a brace and the emotions that go with it.
Friday, September 6, 2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Trying to figure out life when you are young can be challenging. Delsie and Ronin are missing parents in their lives. They have people who love them but they are filled with so many emotions. Have you ever had young people that were filled with so many emotions that they may have a hard time processing the all? Read the book. It's good.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Oh my goodness. A well crafted story for adults to enjoy. So many elements of tragedy, happiness, love, lies and betrayal make this a powerful story. Bringing history alive across two continents, the 1930's and 40's will bring a deeper understanding of what people had gone through. It's a great story.
Two different time frames that tie in at the very end. It's a brilliant story.
The girls are treated like property and that their lives are under the direction of the school administrators. It's an awakening for the girls as they discover their truths. I'm getting this for my high school library.
Friday, August 30, 2019
I liked this book. Some mature themes but great for older teens. Relationships can be complicated in teen world and this book is a good book for teens to read. Fine for high school libraries.