Two Stories With Evil Aunts

Two Stories With Evil Aunts

Recently two different books I read featured unfeeling, tightly wound aunts. That is something I haven’t seen much of and so, for that admittedly feeble reason, I’m going to talk about both books. In Stitch in Time (by Daphne Kalmar, Feiwel and...
New Old Friends Bring Surprises

New Old Friends Bring Surprises

Although I don’t remember who recommended I read Saving the Planet & Stuff (Putnam, 2003) by Gail Gauthier, I am very glad I did. It’s not often these days that you read a middle-grade novel where there are intergenerational friendships. Gauthier does a...
March Forward

March Forward

In my effort to review a range of middle-grade books, this week I bring you a non-fiction story. March Forward, Girl (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is a memoir by Melba Pattillo Beals. Beals is one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of nine African-American...