Monthly Archives: February 2012

Flygirl

Flygirl, by Sherri L. Smith, tells a very unique story. Ida Mae Jones wants to fly. She wants to fly bad. But I guess that proves a little difficult when you’re a black girl living in Louisiana in the 1940s. … Continue reading

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Happy 200th Charles Dickens!

Today, the great author Charles John Huffman Dickens turns 200 years old. Seriously. His story is one that started out with a poor boy working in Warren’s Shoe Blacking Factory, but gradually rose to immense fame and wealth through his … Continue reading

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Alert: World Book Night Deadline Approaching!

I last mentioned World Book Night at the end of my post What Do You Say, Dear?. This event takes place on April 23, but you have to sign up by February 6. (But it’s not guaranteed that you will … Continue reading

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Part of Me

This book, Part of Me by Kimberly Willis Holt, was something new for me. It’s follows the trail of a family, starting with Rose, on to her son Merle Henry, and continues. Each part of the book is composed of … Continue reading

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