Category: Environment

Dig Too Deep by Amy AllGeyer

Dig Too Deep      Written by Amy Allgeyer Reviewed by Linda Boyden   Seventeen year old, Liberty Briscoe believes two things: she will never cry and will only refer to her mother, Jamie Briscoe, as MFM, my former mother.…

Juna’s Jar

Juna’s Jar Written by Jane Bahk. Illustrated by Florence Hoshino. Lee and Low Books, 2015 New Voices Award recipient. Guest Review by Linda Boyden (see bio below)   What can be kept in an empty kimchi jar? Almost anything, according…

A review of Reproductive Rights: Who Decides?

Although the title of Reproductive Rights: Who Decides by Vicki Oransky Wittenstein frames the book as a political one examining the pro-life/pro-choice (or anti-abortion/pro-abortion) divide in the United States, this young adult non-fiction book ends up being much more than that.…

Review: Pax by Sara Pennypacker

The Fox felt the car slow before the boy did, as he felt everything first. So begins Sara Pennypacker’s middle grade novel Pax (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, February 2016), a book about many things, including the effects of war. Not some…