Mara is a “spacer” born on a man-made space station, who came down to Earth in a previous book prepared to endure six weeks of exile on the disease-ridden, war-torn wasteland that spacers call dirt. Instead she makes friends, most surprisingly with Jael, an “earther” of African-American descent. Continue reading “YA Review-Rise from Dirt”
A series of circumstances led me to reread Amabelle’s story as narrated in The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat. For me, the story underscores the important role literature plays in forcing us to think of the human side of historical events, in this case, as it relates to the very hot topic of immigration. Continue reading “Reflections-The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat”
Sixteen-year-old Liana is a student at a boarding school in northern Pakistan when religious extremists attack and capture several students. She manages to escape and then, along with one of her teachers, she executes a dangerous plan to rescue her classmates.
I got my copy of Liana’s Dance on NetGalley and gave it three stars.
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Caribbean Reads’ ninth book, Seascapes, is now available on Amazon just in time for the holidays. It has been hailed as a delightful collection of beautifully illustrated stories about friendship. Great for children 8 and under although my 12 year old loved it. Get your copy today!