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review: Finding Langston

September 14, 2018

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title: Finding Langston author: Lesa Cline-Ransome date: Holiday House; 2018 main character: Langston middle grade historical fiction Review based on an advanced reader’s copy. This historical novel set during the Great Migration gives readers an idea of how life changed for blacks when they moved from the rural south to the urban centers of the […]

book review: Sylvia and Aki

October 1, 2011


 title: Sylvia and Aki author: Winifred Conkling date: Tricycle Press, July 2011 main characters: Aki Munemitsu and Sylvia Mendez MG historical fiction Several years ago, when I was still teaching US History, I came across an article in Teaching Tolerance about  Mendez vs. Westminster School District. I would often tell people about the Latino case […]

book review: Warriors in the crossfire

March 27, 2011


book review: Warriors in the crossfire author: Nancy Bo Flood date: Front Street Press; 2010 main character: Joseph Joseph is a young man living on the island of Saipan during World War II. The names and religious practices tell us this Pacific Island has been visited by Christian missionaries ant it is now under Japanese […]