Category: Oppression / Revolution

I Must Betray You : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

I Must Betray You : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys.

Like other Ruta Sepetys books I’ve read, I Must Betray You focuses on little-known – but major – events in world history. I knew almost nothing about Romania in 1989, […]

Attack of the Black Rectangles : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Attack of the Black Rectangles : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a librarian's perspective review of Attack of the Black Rectangles by AS King.

On one hand, Attack of the Black Rectangles is timely and important. On the other hand, it’s preachy and addresses way too many woke issues at once. I enjoyed the […]

The Grace Year: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The Grace Year: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The Grace Year by Kim Liggett.

The Grace Year, a creepy dystopia from Kim Liggett, will stick with you long after you close the pages. I personally didn’t love the ending, but it works for the […]

Sold : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Sold : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Sold by Patricia McCormick.

Sold has been on my TBR for years now, and I finally read it to check content for a ninth grade English class. The teacher is interested in offering this […]

Refugee : A Librarian’s Perpsective Review

Refugee : A Librarian’s Perpsective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Refugee by Alan Gratz.

How much did I love Refugee? The 2018 Newbery Medal will be awarded in about two weeks. I’d be shocked if Refugee by Alan Gratz isn’t at least a contender. […]

Every Falling Star : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Every Falling Star : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee.

If you are in charge of purchasing for your school or library, Every Falling Star is a must. The vast majority of today’s students know little to nothing about North […]

The Boy on the Wooden Box : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The Boy on the Wooden Box : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson.

The Boy on the Wooden Box is, to my knowledge, one of only two memoirs written by a Schindler’s List survivor. The other is I Will Plant You a Lilac […]

The Hate U Give : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The Hate U Give : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

How important is The Hate U Give right now? When a substantial portion of our population repeatedly and emphatically says there is something broken within our system, I think our […]

The Pants Project : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The Pants Project : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The Pants Project by Cat Clarke.

I didn’t love The Pants Project, nor did I hate it. Liv was born a girl but is a boy inside. Unfortunately, Liv’s new school requires girls to wear a […]

A Long Walk to Water : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

A Long Walk to Water : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.

Though I know A Long Walk to Water is a popular novel among middle school teachers, it was a student’s recommendation that got me to read it. I loved the […]

Blood for Blood : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Blood for Blood : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin.

I have been anxiously anticipating Blood for Blood. Its predecessor, Wolf By Wolf was one of my favorite books last year! This one did not disappoint, but it did lose […]

Salt to the Sea : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Salt to the Sea : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys.

Oh, beautiful, heartbreaking book! Salt to the Sea is a must-read. Easily one of my 2016 favorites. The chapters alternate among four characters and are short – I think this […]

Genesis Girl : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Genesis Girl : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Genesis Girl by Jennifer Bardsley.

If Genesis Girl were a movie, it would be Armageddon, that Bruce Willis action movie from the late-1990s. Armageddon is one of those “summer blockbusters” that are high on intensity […]

An Ember in the Ashes : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

An Ember in the Ashes : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.

I am one of like 5 people in the world that did NOT like An Ember in the Ashes. Underdeveloped characters, poor world-building, and extreme violence turned me off so […]

Beyond the Red : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Beyond the Red : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Beyond the Red by Ava Jae.

Beyond the Red begins with so much potential. I loved the otherworldly setting, and half-blood Eros reminded me a little of Nathan in Half Bad. The action began quickly with […]

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