Tag Archives: Af-Am

Lies We Tell Ourselves

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley I’m not big on issues books.  So when I picked a book about integration with a interracial lesbian romance, believe me, I had concerns.  This can’t end well, right?  And getting to the … Continue reading

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The Jumbies

The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste This is an absolute must-buy for children’s librarians and elementary schools! Forget trick-or-treating and bags full of candy, All Hallows Eve is when spirits and jumbies can mix freely with regular people. Corinne is tough … Continue reading

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Jumped

Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia I didn’t want to read this book. But I needed it for the theme and I know Williams-Garcia to be a good writer, so I started it, hoping to rush through and hoping that I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet

Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweetby Sherri Smith Ana’s middle school graduation day is going to be just perfect.  She’s Salutatorian and at night there’s going to be a school dance and a chance to finally connect with her crush Jamie Tabata. … Continue reading

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Bayou Magic

Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes Jewell Parker Rhodes has a way of drawing me in completely when she writes.  It’s not just that her characters vibrate with life, it’s that you can practically smell the air, feel the heat, … Continue reading

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Scarlett Undercover

Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham Recommended by Kaye M.  Here’s a cool inside look at Jennifer Latham’s relationship with her character. Scarlett has just her sister Reem now that her parents are dead. Reem is hard at work as a … Continue reading

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Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel

Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes Perma-bound is calling this a Guided Reading Level K which makes you wonder if Perma-bound has ever seen an actual Level K book.  (Hint: Henry and Mudge and Frog and Toad are … Continue reading

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All About Ellie – Critter Club #2

All About Ellie by Callie Barkley Ellie is excited about the abandoned baby rabbits that the Critter Club is fostering, but she’s also really excited about getting the starring role in the school play.  She’d hoped some of her friends … Continue reading

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The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy Dad and Papa certainly have their hands full with their four boys.  Sam is in sixth grade, trying to figure out how to be true to himself and keep his … Continue reading

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The Crossover

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander I can’t help feeling that if more books were like The Crossover more kids would become and stay readers. This book is easy to read. I don’t mean that in the sense of it being a … Continue reading

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