Revolution: Historical Fiction from Different Perspectives

Donnelly, J. (2011). Revolution. New York: Ember. Description: Revolution tells the story of two seventeen-year-old girls: Andi, a high school student from modern-day Brooklyn, and Alexandrine, a Parisian street performer from the time of the French Revolution.  Andi’s family is recovering from a terrible tragedy, and because Andi’s mental state is deteriorating, she takes a trip to Paris with her […]

A Visit to Manzanar

Bunting, E. (2009). So far from the sea (C. Soentpiet, Illustrator). New York: Clarion Books. Description: The Iwasaki family is moving from California to Boston. Before leaving, they take one last visit to Manzanar, the camp where ten thousand Japanese Americans were interned during World War II. Told through the eyes of Laura, a young Japanese American […]

FEG: Ridiculous [Stupid] Poems for Intelligent Children

Hirsch, R. (2002). FEG: Ridiculous poems for intelligent children. New York, NY: Little, Brown, and Company. Description: This humorous book of poetry manages to teach literary devices without boring everyone to death. Instead, the poems are set up like mysteries to be solved. Touching on poetic terms such as personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration and more, FEG makes interpreting poetry into a […]