Children’s Review: Firebird

Synopsis In Firebird, ballerina Misty Copeland shows a young girl how to dance like the firebird. Copeland, who is an American Ballet Theatre soloist, writes to a young dance with fragile confidence. She encourages the young girl that through hard work and determination, she too can reach the same highs Copeland has in her career.... 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 →

Zen Shorts

Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth is the sweetest children's book I have ever read. Stillwater, a giant panda "with a slight panda accent" arrives in the backyard of three children one day when the wind blows him off course. He ends up staying and, over the course of a few days, spending time with... Continue Reading →

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