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review: Period Power

December 28, 2018

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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, […]

review: Abina and the Important Men

February 16, 2016


title: Abina and the Important Men author: Trevor R. Getz and Liz Clark date: 2012 Oxford University Press non-fiction graphic novel recommended for older teens Abina and the Important Men is a nonfiction graphic novel of the case Regina v. Quamina Eddoo, 10 Nov 1876. The case will be 140 years old this November. Abina […]

review: When the Slave Esperança Garcia Wrote a Letter

February 11, 2016

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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 […]

book review: March Book One

April 28, 2015


Title: March Book One Authors: John Lewis, Andres Aydin and Nate Powell Date: Top Shelf Productions, 2013 graphic novel; nonfiction March Book One describes John Lewis’ early interest in equality and civil rights. The first hand account relates how Lewis found his voice and became connected to the formal Civil Rights Movement. March is told […]

review: Qutugh Terkan Khatum of Kirman

October 24, 2012


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 […]

review: Percy Lavon Julian Pioneering Chemist

May 21, 2012

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title: Percy Lavon Julian: Pioneering Chemist Signature Lives Series author: Darlene R. Stille date: Compass Point Books; 2009 non-fiction reading level: 7.0 preview the book There is a very limited range of biographies of people of color that are available for middle and high school readers, so I was glad to find Percy Lavon: Pioneering […]

book review: They called themselves the KKK

April 3, 2012


title: They called themselves the K.K.K.: The birth of an American terrorist group author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti date: Houghton Mifflin, 2010 non-fiction I’d been hearing about They called themselves the K.K.K. for quite some time now and from what I’d heard, I expected it to deliver a good read. And that it did! In the […]

review: Panther Baby A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention

March 3, 2012

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title: Panther Baby author: Jamal Joseph date: Algonquin Books; February, 2012 non-fiction/autobiography reading level: 6.0 Honestly, I didn’t want to read Panther Baby when Doret first suggested it. But since I trust her judgment of books, I read the book and I’m so glad I did! I’ve wanted to put Panther Baby into the hands of […]

book review: Ain’t nothing but a man

January 5, 2012


title: Ain’t nothing but a man: my quest to find the real John Henry author: Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson date: National Geographic Books for Children, 2008 MG nonfiction In Ain’t nothing but a man, Scott Reynolds walks us through his research to find out whether John Henry was a real man. His conversational […]