Category: Social Issues – Bullying

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…

Scar Boys by Len Vlahos

Len Vlahos’s Scar Boys explores a friendship between two boys, one who feels inferior (the protagonist Harry) because of his scars from a terrible accident when he was young and the other (Johnny) who takes advantage of Harry’s feelings of…

Review: Five, Six, Seven, Nate !

In a pitch perfect follow up to last year’s Better Nate Than Ever (my review here), Tim Federle continues 13-year-old aspiring-actor Nate Foster’s pursuit of his musical comedy dreams in Five, Six, Seven, Nate! (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, January…

DARE TO DREAM …CHANGE THE WORLD

DARE TO DREAM…CHANGE THE WORLD  Edited by Jill Corcoran, illustrated by J. Beth Jepson What a beautiful collection of poems that inspires and challenge.  We all have prejudices and we all have felt discrimination.  Who has not been bullied, left…