Category: Social Issues – Bullying

I Identify with The Anti-Socialites

Attending the Brooklyn Book Festival’s Children’s Day for the first time last September, I came across a lone booth in the middle of the plaza. There Alicia and Tameka McKenzie were selling their self-published series for middle graders, The Anti-Socialites,…

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: Tomboy by Liz Prince

Liz Prince‘s graphic memoir Tomboy (Zest Books, September 2014) chronicles her 31-year journey to define who she is in a world bent on doing it for her, and her evolution from rejecting all that is “girl” to someone who embraces who…