Category: friendship

Review: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Serena Williams just won her twenty-first singles grand-slam title, and yet there has been more discussion about her body and femininity than about the sheer brilliance of her performance or her dedication to her sport. The U.S. Women’s National Soccer…

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…