Summertime & The Livin’ is Easy is thought-provoking and instructive and would work well as a catalyst for further discussion about poverty, family, and faith.
Browsing: Homelessness & Poverty
Which five words best describe I Wish You Knew? Author Jackie Azúa Kramer says it is filled with Empathy, community, family, hope, love.
In this episode of the Growing Readers Podcast, I talk with author and children’s librarian Lydia M. Sigwarth about her debut picture book Dear Librarian.
We talked to Danielle Svetcov about why she chose to write this particular story, as well as discussing some of her favorite children’s books, and also got some hot tips for aspiring authors.
Danielle Svetcov’s Parked will appeal to readers of books like Dan Gemeinhart’s The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise and Katherine Applegate’s Wishtree.
Being Fishkill, which follows the life-changing journey of a 12-year-old girl born into unfortunate circumstances, will leave readers emotionally stunned.
The Radius of Us blends a heart-wrenching portrayal of real teen relationships with striking social commentary.
Deborah Hopkinson is the award-winning author of more than 45 books for young readers.
This should be a sad tale but instead is up-lifting. Much of that is due to the protagonist’s wry voice: Twelve-year-old Bee (short for Beatrice) is an orphan and works for a traveling carnival, living in the back of a truck with nineteen-year-old Pauline.
This book will appeal to readers in 5th through 7th grades who like a good mystery, poetry, and stories about hardship and changes in fortune.