Book Review: Sheets

Synopsis In Sheets by Breanna Thummler, teenager Marjorie Blatt feels invisible in her small town. She has few friends, and spends her spare time running her family's laundromat in place of her father who is still mourning the loss of their mother. She meets Wendell, a ghost-boy who is having a hard time transitioning into... Continue Reading →

Children’s Review: Mommy’s Khimar

Synopsis In Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, a young girl cherishes the multi-colored headscarves her mother wears. The scarves ignite her imagination and she uses them for pretend-play, envisioning herself to be a shining shooting star, a mamma bird to her little brother, a superhero or a queen. The khimars, or hijabs as we learn they... Continue Reading →

New Series Coming Soon

Hello all! Those of you who have been following my site for a while now are likely aware that I am completing a Masters in Library and Information Science at the University of Arizona. This is, in fact, my last semester of the program. Time has flown by faster than I ever expected! In addition... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Freefall

Synopsis Freefall by Jessica Barry is a gripping story about secrets and survival. The story opens with Allison Carpenter having just survived a plane crash in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. She is the only survivor of the crash, and has no way of contacting anyone to let them know she is still alive. She begins... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Eileen

*some spoilers ahead* Synopsis Eileen Dunlop is a twenty-something who leads a very depressing and somewhat demented life. Set in the 60's, she works in the administrative office of a boy's prison, and lives with her father who is an alcoholic. Eileen is overly dramatic about virtually everything, and chooses to spend her time wallowing... Continue Reading →

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