Little Free Libraries: Is There One in Your Neighborhood?

By ADEDAYO PERKOVICH, age 9 The first Little Free Library created by Todd Bol in Wisconsin. PHOTO: Lisa Colon DeLay As public libraries disappear because of defunding, Little Free Libraries are thriving. In 2010, Todd Bol started this community book-sharing program in...

Book Review: "Harris and Me"

By DANIEL IVKO, age 12 Gary Paulsen the author of “ Harris and Me” can be very funny when he wants to be. This book is told in the third person, about a boy whose alcoholic parents send him away to spend each summer with family relatives. One summer he is sent to stay...

Review: Fire from the Rock

Fire from the Rock By Sharon Draper Speak, 2008 This is a historical-fiction novel about a 14-year-old African-American growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, in the 1950s. During that time, schools were segregated between white and Black students, and Sylvia is chosen...