Archives for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Sari-Sari Storybooks Celebrates Filipino Children and Culture

Sep 19th, 2017 • Category: Books

By Marianne Nacanaynay, age 15
Sari-Sari Storybooks will begin releasing children’s books written in the native languages of the Philippines in the United States this September.  After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016, in June, it released its first three books in four cities in the Philippines.
Most children’s books in the Philippines are written in either [...]



How Did Youth Experience China’s Cultural Revolution?

Dec 1st, 2016 • Category: Books

Red Scarf Girl helped me understand the enormous impact of the Cultural Revolution on everyone in China and how those changes still affect people today.



On Beauty

Jul 15th, 2015 • Category: Culture & Activism, Movies, Reviews

On Beauty tells the story of former fashion photographer Rick Giudotti and his journey to change the way that beauty is perceived through his work with Jayne, from Kenya, and Sarah, from New York.



Kids for Cash

Jul 30th, 2014 • Category: Movies

In 2009, judges Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella pled guilty to sending children ages 10 to 18 to juvenile detention centers in exchange for kickbacks from these privately run facilities.



Movie Review: Inequality for All

Mar 11th, 2014 • Category: Movies

In the documentary film, Inequality for All, Robert Reich explores why the United States has so much income inequality, and why the financial gap between the rich and the poor is widening.



Book Review: Sylvia & Aki

Jan 19th, 2014 • Category: Books

Sylvia & Aki, by Winifred Conkling, takes place in California and Arizona during WWII (1941-1945). It is based on the lives of two real children, Aki Munemitsu and Sylvia Mendez.



Book Review: 101 Changemakers

Feb 9th, 2013 • Category: Books, Reviews

A book about the lesser-known heroes in American history–those who advocated for justice.



Book Review: “Harris and Me”

Nov 21st, 2012 • Category: Books

Harris and Me is a surprising, funny book.



Book Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Aug 13th, 2012 • Category: Reviews

This compassionate coming-of-age story explores issues on identity, emotional well-being and bullying.



Book Review: That’s Not Fair!/¡No Es Justo!

Mar 5th, 2012 • Category: Books, Reviews

That’s Not Fair! is the true story of Emma Tenayuca, a Mexican-American child who began to struggle against things she saw as unfair.