Archives for the ‘Books’ Category

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.”



Review: Becoming Naomi Leon

May 9th, 2010 • Category: Books, Reviews

“I recommend this book to anyone who has had unexpected things “pop-up” in their life.”