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Book Review of Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Daunis Fontaine is a mixed eighteen-year-old who has trouble fitting in Sault Ste. Marie, her hometown, and Sugar Island, where her paternal Firekeeper family members live. Daunis is dealing with the tragic loss of her maternal uncle and taking care of her maternal grandmother when she starts a friendship with Jamie, the new hot member of her brother Levy’s hockey team. She begins to develop … Continue reading Book Review of Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

STORYSTORM 2022 Participant

What better way than start the year with a writing challenge! I’m talking about Tara Lazar’s STORYSTORM 2022. It’s an annual writing challenge in which writers develop story ideas for 30 days. The main point is to create an idea per day, but you can do more than that. To register and follow all the rules of STORYSTORM 2022, go to Tara Lazar’s blog and … Continue reading STORYSTORM 2022 Participant

Christmas Picture Books

Santa in the City by Tiffany D. Jackson Deja asks many questions about Santa’s delivery methods to her city after some classmates cast doubts on her about his existence. Her mother and family and community members respond to her questions, restoring Deja’s belief in Santa’s magic. Author: Tiffany D. JacksonWriting Style: sweet, creative, funIllustrator: Reggie BrownIllustrations: digital art, diverse, colorful, livelyThemes: Santa Claus’ existence and … Continue reading Christmas Picture Books

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Author Spotlight: Frances Díaz Evans

Written by Frances Díaz Evans and illustrated by Alejandra López, Coco la cotorra puertorriqueña (Spanish Edition) is the story of Coco, a bilingual Puerto Rican parrot freed in El Yunque after growing up in captivity. Coco is excited about living in the rainforest and finding a family, but his squawking differs from the parrots born in nature. Will Coco make it in the rainforest? Today … Continue reading Author Spotlight: Frances Díaz Evans

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Book Review of Lotería by Karla Arenas Valenti

In Oaxaca City, best friends, Life and Death, play their annual game of Lotería. Without knowing it, Clara has been chosen by Life and Death as the pawn of their game. If Life wins, Clara will have a long life. If Death wins, Clara dies. After tragedy strikes, Esteban, Clara’s cousin, goes missing. Clara will do everything in her power to find and save her … Continue reading Book Review of Lotería by Karla Arenas Valenti

Native American Picture Books for All Year Long

November is National American Indian Heritage Month, which celebrates the culture, history, heritage, and contributions of Native peoples to the formation and growth of the United States. To celebrate, I gathered five facts about this celebration and made a list of picture books to read this month and all year long. Five Facts about Native American History Month A Senecan Indian, Dr. Arthur C. Parker, … Continue reading Native American Picture Books for All Year Long

Birthday! Birthday! Contestant

I am excited to be a contestant on the first Birthday! Birthday! Writing Contest, hosted by Gennie Gorback and Amy Leskowski. Happy Birthday, ladies! If you want to participate, follow the rules listed on Amy’s website, Motherhood Block Party. Have fun and good luck! Below is my 100-word entry based on what happens in Puerto Rico to sea turtles during the nesting season. There are … Continue reading Birthday! Birthday! Contestant

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Book Review of Questions for Rebel Girls by Rebel Girls

Written by Rebel Girls, Questions for Rebel Girls is an inspiring non-fiction book for middle graders with more than 500 questions based on famous women’s work and life experiences in history. Ada Lovelace, Mae Jemison, Jill Tarter, Mary Edwards Walker, Marjane Satrapi, Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Gloria Estefan, Young Jean Lee, Frida Kahlo, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Grace O’Malley are among the many women featured in the … Continue reading Book Review of Questions for Rebel Girls by Rebel Girls

Picture Books about Kids with STEAM Superpowers

Children’s Book Week is here! Children’s Book Week is an annual national literary event that has celebrated children’s books since 1919. Bookworms, publishers, libraries, schools, and bookstores celebrate Children’s Book Week with activities, events, and promotions. This year’s slogan is Reading is a Superpower, encouraging children and teenagers to discover their abilities (superpowers) and employing them for the benefit of society. Following this year’s theme, … Continue reading Picture Books about Kids with STEAM Superpowers