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  • BOOK REVIEW | Jade's Journey: The Newness

    The big conflict of it all is that not only does she have to move to a new state and home away from everything she's ever know, she's having trouble making friends. 
  • BOOK REVIEW | Dark Shades of the American Dream

    An important quote from the book read, " I foolishly believed that sacrificing my youth and dedicating my life to learning to care for the ailing would not only garner societal respect but perhaps even collective acceptance." 
  • Carmen Rubin | Behind the books

    Find out more about author, Carmen Rubin and check out the reviews of Honcho Hates Mud, The Gifted Guitar and Ashti Meets Birdman Al.

    "Books by Carli are feel-good books written with love." - Carline
  • | BOOK REVIEW | The Summer Of Chances - Movement 1

    If I had to pick a quote (from the book) that would set the mood for the book, it would be this - "when you walk into the man you become, everything will follow." 
  • | BOOK REVIEW | Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

    In this book we learn that not only do they all wear capes, but that they aren't all fictional characters. One thing they have in common, they're here to protect you! "They help us feel better when good feelings go away."
  • Princess for Hire |Book Review|

    Princess For Hire is a beautiful tale about self-discovery, self-esteem and family. This story paired with the illustrations of Mariel G. will be the perfect story for the little princess in your life.
  • Book Review : Daddy, Did You Hear The News?

    In this book, Sanya continues to reach even her youngest readers on challenging topics with its rhythmic pattern of storytelling. This duo (author, Sanya Whittaker Gragg MSW and Illustrator, Kim Holt) is courageously continuing to bring forth children's literature that spark positive conversation on tough topics (such as bullying and police brutality) between adults and children - or even their peers. 
  • |Book Review| Listening WIth My Heart

    Esperanza was a great friend to others, but struggled with being that great friend to herself. This is similar to the belief that people can give great advice, but tend to sway when it comes to themselves. Why is that? The focus on Esperanza's heart-shaped rock was vital because it reminded me that we are met with signs in our everyday life. These signs provide us with the opportunities to practice what is needed in our lives; patience, self-compassion, bravery, etc. 
  • Book Review | Like Vanessa

    This book has everything - secrets, betrayal, racism, family, friendship, love, and yearning for something you want so badly but admittedly and fearfully reject the idea that YOU can actually achieve it. I commend the author for placing so much of her own story in this book. Because of it, i'm sure a lot more young ladies can relate to it. 
  • |Book Review| Pinky Promise

    If you've never had a talk with your children about child sex abuse, or you're concerned about the way you should address it, then I would recommend this book. I appreciate the way that this information is handled. The scenarios create a vivid picture for youth to understand that it can take place ANYWHERE. 
  • |Book Review| Zachary Goes To School

    It's important to let children know that it is okay to be nervous but, to also encourage them to be optimistic about new challenges.