Dads: A Special Picture Book

I’m sharing this remarkable photographic picture book a bit late, since it published more than  a year ago. And yet it is exactly the right time. Fathers’ Day is just around the corner. This collaboration between succinct writer John Coy and gifted photographer Wing Young Huie is a homage to the purest, simplest ways in… Read more »

Review: Mightier Than the Sword- Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World Through Writing

Mightier Than The Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World Through Writing Written by Rochelle Melander and illustrated by Melina Ontiveros Beaming Books ISBN-13 : 978-1506466408 Publication Date: July 27, 2021 Hardcover List Price: 22.99 I’ve been eagerly awaiting my opportunity to share a review of this book for months. My timing is entirely in support… Read more »

The Overlap of THEN and NOW: Asian American Hatred

DISPLACEMENT By Kiku Hughes Paperback, 288 pages Published August 18th 2020 by First Second ISBN  1250193532 Praise For Displacement…A 2020 ALA Asian/Pacific American Award Young Adult Honor Title Listed as one of YALSA’s 2021 Great Graphic Novels for Teens This is a compelling and highly accessible graphic blend of personal history, American history, current events… Read more »

A “Couple” of Unsung Civil War Heroes: CLOTHESLINE CODE

By Janet Halfmann Illustrated by Trisha Mason Brandylane Publishers Ages 6-11, Non Fiction Picture Book, hardcover & softcover Buy this book at Bookshop,, Barnes & Noble,Brandylane Publishers, and other booksellers   I was among others who endorsed author Janet Halfmann’s “hidden history”, THE CLOTHESLINE CODE: The Story of CIVIL WAR SPIES LUCY WALKER and DABNEY WALKER. before… Read more »

Review: BROTHER’S KEEPER by Julie Lee

  BROTHER’S KEEPER by Julie Lee. ISBN-10 : 0823444945 ISBN-13 : 978-0823444946 Holiday House, 2020 Starred reviews: Kirkus, School Library Journal, Publishers’ Weekly, Booklist Junior Library Guild Selection Jane Addams Peace Award Finalist “The martial and political conflict in 1950 Korea is catalyst and backdrop, and the story of the Pak children’s treacherous flight is… Read more »