historical fiction

Review: THE ILLITERATE DAUGHTER

The Illiterate Daughter: The Young Guardian, Book One by Chia Gounza Vang Teen Historical Fiction, independently published December, 2021 From Amazon blurb: “In war torn Laos, thirteen-year-old Nou daydreams of the legendary heroes and mythical beings who live in the folklore stories she loves to hear. Remembering them helps her ignore physical pain as she… Read more »

PRAIRIE LOTUS, by Linda Sue Park: Expanding the Single Story

PRAIRIE LOTUS by Linda Sue Park Clarion Books, 9781328781505, 272pp. Publication Date: March 3, 2020 Currently five starred-reviews and still counting. This remarkable novel is ideal for middle grades and I add my voice to urge all ages to read and discuss this important story: “Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered book about a… Read more »