Category: friendship

Review: George by Alex Gino

“It’s true, and I have to say what’s true,” says Charlotte in Chapter 5 of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. One can imagine George, the 10-year-old main character of Alex Gino’s debut middle grade novel George (Scholastic Press, August 2015) saying…

Review: Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà Lai

With her first novel for young readers (Inside Out and Back Again, HarperCollins 2011), Thanhhà Lai captured in verse one child’s experience adjusting to life in Alabama after leaving Vietnam. In Listen, Slowly, Lai explores the experience of Mai (Mia at…

Review: I Am Jazz

In recent years, we have seen a number of picture books with gender non-conforming characters or that challenge the typical gender roles generally seen in literature and toys for children. There have also been several self-published books for young children…