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My Brain on Books · 4d ago

THE UNCOMMONERS #1: THE CROOKED SIXPENCE by Jennifer Bell

First, I have a giveaway winner to announce, from Feb 6th. According to randomizer, the winner of the hardcover of JASPER AND THE RIDDLE OF RILEY'S MINE by Caroline Starr Rose (plus, a journ...
My Brain on Books · 1W ago

MIDNIGHT WITHOUT A MOON by Linda Williams Jackson for Diversity Monday and Black History Month

Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson (January 3, 2017, HMH Books for Young Readers, 312 pages, for ages 10 and up)Synopsis (from the publisher): It's Mississippi in the summer o...
My Brain on Books · 2W ago

JASPER AND THE RIDDLE OF RILEY'S MINE by Caroline Starr Rose for MMGM -- plus a GIVEAWAY!

Jasper and the Riddle of Riley's Mine by Caroline Starr Rose (Feb 7, 2017, Putnam, 304 pages, for ages 8 to 12).Synopsis (from Indiebound): Desperate to get away from their drunkard of a fat...
My Brain on Books · 3W ago

BONE JACK by Sara Crowe

Edited 1/31/17 to change from British cover to American!Bone Jack by Sara Crowe (February 7, 2017, Philomel, 256 pages, for ages 10 and up)Synopsis (from the publisher): Times have been toug...
My Brain on Books · 1M ago

HOW I BECAME A GHOST by Tim Tingle for Diversity Monday

How I Became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story by Tim Tingle (paperback 2015, The Road Runner Press, 141 pages, for ages 8 to 12)Synopsis (from the publisher): Told in the words of Isa...
My Brain on Books · 1M ago

STELLA BY STARLIGHT by Sharon Draper for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, and I'm commemorating it with another Diversity Monday here at My Brain on Books! This is a book I missed reading last year, so during m...
My Brain on Books · 1M ago

THE WARDEN'S DAUGHTER by Jerry Spinelli

I'm honored to be part of the blog tour for The Warden's Daughter, Jerry Spinelli's new novel!The Warden's Daughter by Jerry Spinelli (January 3, 2017, Knopf Books for Young Readers, 352 pag...
My Brain on Books · 1M ago

FLYING LESSONS & OTHER STORIES

I'm back! Hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year's and I wish you all the best in 2017. Today I'm featuring another Diversity Monday.Flying Lessons & Other Stories, edited by Ellen Oh (...
My Brain on Books · 2M ago

THE LAND OF FORGOTTEN GIRLS by Erin Entrada Kelly

Since November 2016, I've decided to bring more attention to diverse authors and diverse books, because now more than ever #WeNeedDiverseBooks. So this will be one of an occasional series of...
My Brain on Books · 3M ago

Positive things to do

I'm taking a blogging break. And during this time I'm going to read every diverse MG book I can get my hands on, that I haven't yet read. Because now, more than ever, We Need Diverse Books!*...