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”

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!)”