STOLEN WORDS

STOLEN WORDS shows how words reconnect us with people, with culture, with our home language, and with our most precious childhood memories. This simple but stunning picture book was written by Melanie Florence, Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard, and published by…

Traveling Through Time, Facing the Past: An Interview With YA Author Katherine Locke

Last month I reviewed Katherine Locke’s debut YA novel The Girl With the Red Balloon, a time travel set in present day Berlin, in East Berlin in the final years of the Cold War, and in the Lodz ghetto of…

Bronze and Sunflower, a Tale from China’s Cultural Revolution

Seven-year-old Sunflower is the daughter of an artist forcibly relocated from the city to the countryside during China’s cultural revolution. By day, he works in the “Cadre School,” leaving the young child to explore the river and nearby village of…