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The Shape of Thunder

I really didn’t think Jasmine Warga could top Other Words for Home. I’m happy to say I was wrong. The Shape of Thunder is a brave book that tackles gun violence and believing in the impossible. The story is told in alternating points of view from two best friends, Cora and Quinn. It starts almost […]

We Dream of Space

Reading We Dream of Space during what some have called the “billionaire space race” provided an interesting perspective. My son and I have different opinions about the battle between Jeff Bazos and Richard Branson (and Elon Musk). Even though my son’s very passionate about space travel, it’s hard for me to accept that it’s a […]

Orca Footprints

For this post I’m doing something different. I’m reviewing two middle grade nonfiction books from the Orca Footprints series. Why? Mostly because it’s been months since I did a review. But also because I want to share some more good news: I just signed a contract to write a book for this series that will […]

Starfish

I first heard about Starfish through Nerdy Book Club. Lisa Fipp‘s author post resonated with me so deeply I knew I had to read her debut middle grade novel. I wasn’t really overweight as a child but I did struggle with an eating disorder in my preteens. I don’t talk about it often, probably because […]

Fighting Words

Words can’t describe how much I love this book. Based on how much I loved Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s The War That Saved My Life and The War I Finally Won, I expected to like Fighting Words. But I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. Especially since it tackles difficult topics like […]

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