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The Prisoner and the Writer | Heather Camlot and Sophie Casson | Book Review

The Prisoner and the Writer is a new middle grade graphic novel written by Heather Camlot and illustrated by Sophie Casson. It is a story of bias and prejudice within the French political history. The main character is a man (Captain Alfred Dreyfus) who is falsely accused to treason to his country and who isContinue reading “The Prisoner and the Writer | Heather Camlot and Sophie Casson | Book Review”

Punching The Air | Ibi Zovoi and Yusef Saalam | Book Review

Punching The Air is a powerful verse novel about a young Muslim Black boy who is wrongly incarcerated. At 16 years old, Amal Shahid goes from attending a diverse art school to be convicted of a crime he did not commit and going to jail. Suddenly it becomes very obvious that an altercation will onlyContinue reading “Punching The Air | Ibi Zovoi and Yusef Saalam | Book Review”

The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo? Elizabeth Acevedo is quickly becoming one of my “must read” authors. Her prose is just so beautiful, and I fall in love with her characters and her stories each time. And when I saw that I had the opportunity to actually listen to herContinue reading “The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo | Audiobook Review”

Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review

Clap When You Land is a young adult contemporary verse novel written by Elizabeth Acevedo. It is a heartfelt coming-to-age novel that delves into issues of family situations, grief, poverty, and ultimately forgiveness. Before you know it you are invested in the beautiful text and attached to these characters not wanting to let them go.Continue reading “Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo | Book Review”

Chasing the Four Winds

Reading, Writing, Nerding, and Honoring the Oxford Comma Since 1987.

A. A. MacConnell

When you write drabbles, you relieve the pressure of the epic novel expanding in your head.

The Calico Books

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