I have a three-and-a-half-year-old nephew who loves to be read to, so I’m always on the lookout for books that he might like. While he loves books with silly stories, he’s always loved books that have detailed illustrations. They don’t necessarily have to be colorful– one of his favorite books is the black and whiteContinue reading “¡Bravo!”

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

I read this a couple of months ago but never got around to reviewing it. Luckily, as we’re nearing the end of Banned Books Week 2010, now’s a great time to post my review; The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was most recently banned on September 8 in Stockton, Missouri: There are descriptionsContinue reading “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”

Immigrant Experience: The Namesake & Girl in Translation

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri The Namesake is a novel about family ties, heritage, and generational divides. The book begins with Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli, newlywed Bengali immigrants, attempting to assimilate into their new life in New England. Ashima in particular has a hard time coping with the new way of life, but the coupleContinue reading “Immigrant Experience: The Namesake & Girl in Translation”

National Children’s Book Week

Oops, I forgot to post this: last week was 2010 Children’s Book Week.  Coincidentally, my nephew celebrated his 3rd birthday party Sunday.  Aside from the occasional cute outfit, I’ve never given him anything other than books for Christmas or his birthday.  He loves reading time.  This is what I bought him: Because he loves planes:Continue reading “National Children’s Book Week”

Green Witch (Giveaway!)

Green Witch is Alice Hoffman’s followup to her previous young adult book, Green Angel.  The story picks up where the previous one left off, answering the many questions that the reader is left with at the end of Green Angel. In Green Angel, Green is a sixteen year old girl who is left to struggleContinue reading “Green Witch (Giveaway!)”