Category: Based on a True Story

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 […]

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 […]

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree.

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree is based on the true story of 276 Nigerian girls kidnapped from school in 2014. I remember the news story, but I’ve hardly heard anything […]

They Called Us Enemy : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

They Called Us Enemy : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of They Called Us Enemy by George Takei.

Awhile back, I read a book called Lies My Teacher Told Me, which discusses the many omissions and glorifications in the way history is taught in American public schools. I […]

Rapture Practice : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Rapture Practice : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler.

Rapture Practice is a memoir, which is apparently my new favorite genre. Memoirs give us stories with characters, plot, and dialogue, but the twist is that the characters are real […]

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 […]

Now I Rise : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Now I Rise : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Now I Rise by Kiersten White.

I decided a couple of years ago that I can no longer claim to dislike historical fiction novels. Pretty much every historical fiction novel I’ve read in the past few […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Caged Graves : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The Caged Graves : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The Caged Graves by Dianne Salerni.

The Caged Graves has been on my TBR for awhile now. I absolutely LOVED the premise! Author Dianne Salerni wrote this book when she saw the real Caged Graves in […]

And I Darken : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

And I Darken : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of And I Darken by Kiersten White.

It’s official. I can no longer claim I don’t like historical fiction. I don’t read it very often, but it seems whenever I do, I absolutely love it. I have […]

The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher by Sean Jensen.

The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher presents a biographical account of NFL linebacker Brian Urlacher during his formative middle school years, his failures and successes in school and in […]

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