My Book Talk I could not stop thinking about this book, it just consumed me. It made think about deep rooted issues in our country. It was suspenseful and just a great mystery. It caused me to reflect. I shared a blog post about this book on my library’s website. But on my own personalContinue reading ““This is My America” by Kim Johnson”
Y.A. SALIMU A memoir of a young man who grew up too fast on the streets, without a father, and attempting to mediate his mother’s mental illness. Salimu assumed the role of father-figure for his younger brother and with wisdom beyond his years made decisions that helped him avoid the traps of most homeless youthContinue reading “UNDERPRIVILEGED OVERACHIEVER: A CRENSHAW STORY”
This is my first read from this series and I loved it. The vibrant artwork throughout the book is gorgeous. Each story is quick shot, inspirational history on accomplished immigrant women. I especially liked that the occupations of these women varied, which would encourage young readers to follow their own truths. Other books in thisContinue reading “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli”
This one was hard to read. The characters in this novel experience such heartbreaking hardship! Sanctuary is set in a dystopian future. This setting is a bit more terrifying than your typical novel of this kind, because it seems all too close to reality. Vali, her Mami, and Papi escaped the dangers of their homelandContinue reading “Sanctuary by Paola Mendoza & Abby Sher”
I’m in love this this book. I am so excited to be afforded the opportunity to read an arc of “Legacy: Woman Poets of the Harlem Renaissance” from Children’s Legacy Medal Winner, Nikki Grimes.
Welcome to my new blog. I am Rachel, the Teen Services Librarian at the Frankfort Community Public Library. Librarian is my chosen profession because I love to read, it is my greatest passion. I enjoy sharing reads and participating in the online book community. I share reviews and reflections on what I read on myContinue reading “Welcome To My Blog”