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Books to Grow on – The Arrival

Books to Grow on – The Arrival

This is a title I was not expecting to pick up. I’d had another book planned for the graphic novel portion of our reviews to do, but that one was checked out. Instead I found this silent masterpiece and I’m definitely impressed. Bibliography Tan, Shaun. The Arrival. New York, Arthur A. Levine Books, 2006. ISBN 9780439895293. Critical […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

The leaves are changing, the weather is cooler, the smells in the air are sweet with delight… As the year begins to come to an close, and the holiday frenzy begins, we want to take a moment to thank you—our readers—for being devoted and not wavering. We know that the past few months, we have […]

Posted November 24, 2016 by loren in aleya, books, jess, loren, Personal / 2 Comments
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Books to Grow on – The Hired Girl

Books to Grow on – The Hired Girl

This is a young adult book but because it’s for my class, I’m keeping it under the feature “Books to Grow On”. This is the second historical fiction I picked up. Opinion spoiler: I loved it. Bibliography Schlitz, Laura Amy. The Hired Girl. Massachusetts, Candlewick Press, 2015. ISBN 9780763678180. Critical Analysis Joan Skraggs is a highly […]

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Books to Grow on – Between Shades of Gray

Books to Grow on – Between Shades of Gray

This is a young adult book but because it’s for my class, I’m keeping it under the feature “Books to Grow On”. The next set of reviews will all be historical fictions.  Bibliography Sepetys, Ruta. Between Shades of Gray. New York, Listening Library, 2011. ISBN 9781101484630. Critical Analysis Lina Vilkas and her family are put through […]

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