Happy book hunting! May your weather be clear, parking be plentiful, and the traffic be bearable.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a timely story that warns against ignorance, the danger of unchecked sorrow, the strength required to walk a path separate from the expected, and above all, the importance of always asking questions. While the author wrote the story with a 5th grade reader in mind, like any truly good children’s book, I think it would be equally enjoyable for adults, even though they may not read the same story between the covers.
Queen of Katwe: One Girl’s Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion, By Tim Crothers A Very Brief Summary: Queen of Katwe, is the amazing story of Phiona Mutesi, a young woman from Uganda, who against all odds may have found a way out of the Katwe slum through the most unlikely of avenues: CHESS. Under… Continue reading Queen of Katwe
The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog. Written by Adam Gidwitz and Illuminated by Hatem Aly. A Very Brief Summary On a dark and stormy night, in 1242, patrons in a small French tavern share their accounts of the three magical children and their dog, all of which are wanted… Continue reading The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog