Category: Poverty

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, […]

Abuela Don’t Forget Me : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Abuela Don’t Forget Me : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a school librarian's review of Rex Ogle's Abuela Don't Forget Me.

Free Lunch. Punching Bag. Abuela Don’t Forget Me. This YA memoir trilogy by Rex Ogle is both engrossing and absolutely tragic. I can’t fathom the courage it must have taken […]

The Benefits of Being an Octopus: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The Benefits of Being an Octopus: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden.

I needed The Benefits of Being an Octopus when I was 12. Zoey is responsible for her three younger siblings. All day, every day. She does not get a break, […]

Patron Saints of Nothing: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Patron Saints of Nothing: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay.

Two Christmases ago, my family and I hopped a plane to The Philippines for the holidays. Manila is only a three-hour flight from Shanghai, and Boracay only one hour from […]

Last Bus to Everland: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Last Bus to Everland: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Last Bus to Everland by

Today’s featured review for Last Bus to Everland features a cool new “librarian’s perspective” format! I want my reviews to be as helpful as possible for secondary school librarians and […]

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 […]

Mr. 60% : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Mr. 60% : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Mr. 60% by

What teens can learn from reading Mr. 60%: Cancer is horrible, messy, and painful. If you are poor and get sick, no one in the medical community wants to help […]

Ghost : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Ghost : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Ghost by Jason Reynolds.

Holy-freakin-fantastic! Ghost is easily among 2016’s best, and I can’t think of a more perfect book for seventh graders who “can’t find any books they want to read.” I’m ordering […]

Piecing Me Together : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Piecing Me Together : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson.

Considering the tremendous success of The Hate U Give earlier this year (and still going strong), I think Piecing Me Together got a bit…overlooked. Released in February, just two weeks […]

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 […]

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana.

How Dare the Sun Rise is the story is the story of ten-year old Sandra. Sandra had a great start to life in a beautiful country and born to a […]

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 […]

Outcasts United : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Outcasts United : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Outcasts United Young Reader's Edition by Warren St. John.

Whoa, I didn’t really expect to like Outcasts United as much as I did! This is a great and TRUE story of refugees from all over the world who find […]

Cardboard : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Cardboard : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Cardboard by Doug TenNapel.

I’ve only read six books in my 2016 Graphic Novel Challenge, but I think Cardboard by Doug TenNapel is my favorite so far. So creative! AUTHOR: Doug TenNapel SERIES: none […]

The Storyteller : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The Storyteller : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis.

The Storyteller isn’t an easy read. Bad things happen. Sad things happen. But wow, the writing is beautiful, and the story will stick with you long after you close the […]

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