junior fiction

Children’s Book Review: Towers Falling By Jewell Parker Rhodes

TOWERS FALLING By: Jewell Parker Rhodes Published: July 12, 2016 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Fiction/Junior Fiction Several years ago, I read Jewell Parker Rhodes book on Hurricane Katrina. It too was written for middle-grade readers as a way to understand what happened during the disaster in New Orleans. NINTH WARD focused on…
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Review: Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Twelve-year-old Lanesha lives in a tight-knit community in New Orlean’s Ninth Ward. She doesn’t have a fancy house like her uptown family or lots of friends like other kids on her street. But what she does have is Mama Ya-Ya, her fiercely loving caretaker, wise in the ways of the world and able to predict…
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Review: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Berlin 1942 When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall…
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