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Book Review of From Here to There: Inventions that Changed the Way the World Moves by Vivian Kirkfield

Written by Vivian Kirkfield and illustrated by Gilbert Ford, From Here to There: Inventions That Changed the Way the World Moves is a juvenile non-fiction book about twelve transportation visionaries. Brothers Joseph and Étienne Montgolfier flew like birds in a hot air balloon. Karl Drais came up with the Laufmaschine, the bicycle. George Stephenson imagined a way to transport coal and people and worked hard … Continue reading Book Review of From Here to There: Inventions that Changed the Way the World Moves by Vivian Kirkfield

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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

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Book Review of Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland

It is 1922 in Georgia. Ophelia and her mother leave their small house in the countryside after a group of white men killed Ophie’s father and burned their house. Ophie saw her first ghost—her father—that same night. They move to Pittsburgh with old Aunt Rose and some mean cousins and find jobs as maids at Daffodil Manor, a haunted mansion owned by the Caruthers family. … Continue reading Book Review of Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland

Book Review of Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage by Rebel Girls

Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage is a historical fiction middle-grade chapter book about the life of the famous professional Cuban ballerina, Alicia Alonso. Alicia fell in love with dance since she was a little girl taking her first dancing lessons in Spain. She knew she wanted to become a professional ballerina after trying ballet shoes during a class with Nikolai Yavarosky at the Pro Arte … Continue reading Book Review of Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage by Rebel Girls