Category: World History

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, […]

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.

I listened to the audiobook version of Stamped, read by the author Jason Reynolds. I don’t know if I could have gotten into this book as a regular printed book, […]

White Bird : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

White Bird : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of White Bird by R.J. Palacio.

Years ago, my family and I visited the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. There’s a section called “Daniel’s Story” that is designed for younger visitors. This is a great […]

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.

Can you believe, after all my years in the library, I had never actually read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas? I’ve booktalked it and promoted it, but even my […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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