review: Period Power

title: Period Power : A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement author: Nadya Okamoto date: Simon and Schuster; 2018 YA nonfiction You might look at the cover of this book that is decorated with a Pepto Bismol pink background and bold red lettering and expect a boring informational text, embarrassing even because the book, after all,… Read More review: Period Power

review: When the Slave Esperança Garcia Wrote a Letter

Title:  When the Slave Esperança Garcia Wrote a Letter Author: Sona Rosa Illustrator: Luciana Justiniani Hees Date: Groundwood Books; 2015 picture book; nonfiction Author Sonia Rose and illustrator Luciana Justiniani Hees created this non-fiction picture book to commemorate the life of Esperanca Garcia, the first enslaved Afro Brasilian to write a letter of petition for her freedom. The date of the writing… Read More review: When the Slave Esperança Garcia Wrote a Letter

review: Qutugh Terkan Khatum of Kirman

title: Qutlugh Terkan Khatun of Kirman author: Shirin Yim Bridges illustrator: Albert Nguyen date: Goosebottom Books, 2010 non-fiction Qutlugh Terkan Khatun of Kirman is an award winning volume in the Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Real Princesses. Qutlugh ruled in Kiman, a region in Persia. Rescued from enslavement as a child, her benefactor educated her and treated her quite well. Qutlugh lived a fortunate… Read More review: Qutugh Terkan Khatum of Kirman