Books · Middle Grade · Non-Fiction

Book Review: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, by Laura Atkins & Stan Yogi, illus. by Yutaka Houlette

Fred Koretmatsu Speaks Up isn’t a typical history or biography book. Chapter after chapter, the book not just gives facts, but also turns the table on the reader, asking questions such as, “Why do you think discrimination happens?”

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Books · Exceptional Fiction · MG/YA · Middle Grade · Non-Fiction · Picture Books · YA Books

We’re the People: Summer Reading 2015

Edited on May 24, 2015 to add contributor biographies, Tumblr and Pinterest links, which you will find at the end of this post. Most book titles link to Teaching for Change online bookstore, except for A is for Activist, The Phoenix on Barkley Street and I Love Ugali and Sukuma Wiki. May 25, 2015: Important… Continue reading We’re the People: Summer Reading 2015

Books · Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction Book Review + GIVEAWAY: BOMBS OVER BIKINI, by Connie Goldsmith

Favorite quote, which happens to be the opening line: “As soon as the war ended, we located the one place on Earth that hadn’t been touched by war and blew it hell.” – Bob Hope, US Comedian, and Author, 1947. I haven’t been this moved by a non-fiction book in a long time. I first… Continue reading Non-Fiction Book Review + GIVEAWAY: BOMBS OVER BIKINI, by Connie Goldsmith

Guest Post · Non-Fiction

Guest Post Announcement: MY BIRTHDAY IS SEPTEMBER 11 AND OTHER SHORT STORIES, by Nicole Weaver

My Birthday Is September Eleven and Other Short Stories… A book for children and adults, so we never forget 9/11. On Sunday, September 11, people across the country will pause to observe the 10th anniversary of 9/11. It’s important that we tell our children about that day, especially kids who were very small, and those… Continue reading Guest Post Announcement: MY BIRTHDAY IS SEPTEMBER 11 AND OTHER SHORT STORIES, by Nicole Weaver

Books · Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction Review: BATTLING MALARIA, by Connie Goldsmith

You tell me. Shall I feel guilty regarding what I’m about to write? 😀 Because, *cough*, a short piece of my history is featured in today’s book spotlight. My disease history, that is. My dealing with Malaria as a kid. ‘Nuf about me. Let’s get to the heart of BATTLING MALARIA, written by medical expert… Continue reading Non-Fiction Review: BATTLING MALARIA, by Connie Goldsmith