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American Indians in Children's · 3d ago

The Exquisite Book Cover for Rebecca Roanhorse's TRAIL OF LIGHTNING

Books by Native writers have given me moments where a phrase so perfectly reflects my experience, that I exclaim aloud, with joy, 'YES!' Illustrations can do that, too, and once in a great w...
American Indians in Children's · 1w ago

Debbie--have you seen R IS FOR REBEL by J. Anderson Coats?

A reader wrote to ask if I've seen R Is For Rebel by J. Anderson Coats. It'll be out on February 20 from Atheneum (Simon and Schuster). Here's the description:Princess Academy meets Megan Wh...
American Indians in Children's · 1W ago

Not Recommended: LOVING VS VIRGINIA by Patricia Hruby Powell

Eds. note: The wrong draft of my review of Powell's book was inadvertently published on Jan 10, 2018. It is being deleted in its entirety. The final draft is being closely scrutinized before...
American Indians in Children's · 1W ago

Robot lifting skirt of Black child will not appear in future printings of THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF SPACE

Back in December of 2017, a mother saw The Ultimate Book of Space and bought it as a Christmas gift for her daughter. When she was home she looked through it and noticed this image on the de...
American Indians in Children's · 2W ago

Not recommended: KILL ALL HAPPIES by Rachel Cohn

Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn came out in 2017 from Disney Hyperion.Here's the description (the highlighting near the end is mine):Last Call at Happies! Tonight, 8 P.M. Senior Class Only! ...
American Indians in Children's · 2W ago

Not recommended: THE MANY REFLECTIONS OF MISS JANE DEMING

The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming by J. Anderson Coats came out in 2017 from Simon and Schuster. Here's the description, from the publisher's website:High-spirited young Jane is excit...
American Indians in Children's · 2W ago

Debbie--have you seen THE AGONY OF BUN O'KEEFE by Heather Smith?

A reader wrote to ask if I've seen The Agony of Bun O'Keefe by Heather Smith. Published in 2017 by Penguin Teen; here's the description:It's Newfoundland, 1986. Fourteen-year-old Bun O'Keefe...
American Indians in Children's · 2W ago

Debbie--have you seen Olivia A. Cole's A CONSPIRACY OF STARS?

I've received questions from a few people, asking if I've seen Olivia A. Cole's young adult novel, A Conspiracy of Stars. It was released on January 2, 2018, from Katherine Tegen Books (Harp...
American Indians in Children's · 2W ago

Arica L. Coleman's review of Patricia Hruby Powell's LOVING VS. VIRGINIA - Not recommended

Loving Vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case (Advanced Copy) By Patricia Hruby Powell; illustrated by Shadra Strickland Publisher: Chronicle Books, 2017 Reviewe...
American Indians in Children's · 4W ago

"Circle the wagons" will come out of next printings of Robin Benway's FAR FROM THE TREE

Robin Benaway's Far from the Tree, published in 2017 by HarperTeen/HarperCollins, won the 2017 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. The story itself, as the description shows, ...