Archives for the ‘Books’ 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.

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: 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.

Book Review: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Jan 11th, 2012 • Category: Books, Reviews

Travel back to Mississippi in 1933 when you read this exciting book.

How Fabulous!

Jan 13th, 2011 • Category: Books, Reviews

The Boy Who Cried Fabulous is a story about a boy whose curiosity and fascination sometimes get him into trouble.

Bud, Not Buddy: A Young Boy’s Search for Family

Jan 11th, 2011 • Category: Books, Reviews

Bud Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis, is a story about a young orphan who finds a family through an unexpected journey.

Review: Fire from the Rock

Sep 12th, 2010 • Category: Books

“Sylvia’s experiences of racism are based on true events, which makes the book very emotional.”