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*Honey for a Teen’s Heart by Gladys Hunt

By Janie | February 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Honey for a Teen’s Heart applies the wisdom of Gladys Hunt’s read-aloud approach to the adolescent years.  Adult *Honey for a Teen’s Heart: Using Books …

Five Red Flags to Watch for in YA Christian Romance Fiction

By Janie | February 16, 2018 | 6 Comments

Christian romance fiction feels “safe,” but it’s not always without pitfalls . . . and it’s not always Christian, either. I remember when Jeanette Oke …

Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass by Tonya Bolden

By Betsy | February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Facing Frederick is a well written, nuanced biography for middle grades that sheds light on both Frederick Douglass and the tumultuous times in which he …

Black History Month Nonfiction Book List

By Betsy | February 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

Black History Month Nonfiction Book List It’s a month full of book lists here at Redeemed Reader! We hope you enjoyed our Love and Laughter …

Love and Laughter Booklist!

By Janie | February 14, 2018 | 2 Comments

A Valentine’s Day list of books that celebrate family love and wholesome romance. It’s the season of hearts and flowers and chocolate.  Valentine’s Day is …

The 2018 ALAYMA Results: Redeemed Reader Reacts

By Betsy | February 12, 2018 | 5 Comments

Hot off the press! The Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scot King Awards and more were announced this morning. We’ve made our predictions, and now Betsy offers …

Prognosticating the 2018 Newberys

By Betsy | February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

We’re posting our best guesses for the 2018 ALA Youth Media Awards just a half hour before the awards ceremony begins. And then I (Betsy) …

Give Me Wings by Kathy Lowinger

By Janie | February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The little-known story of the Fisk Jubilee Singers demonstrates black talent, initiative, faith, and determination. Give Me Wings: How a Choir of Former Slaves Took …

Newbery Buzz #5: Real Friends and All’s Faire in Middle School

By Betsy | February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s our final Newbery Buzz of the 2018 season. Betsy and Alysha discuss two graphic novels for this last round. Graphic Novels as Newbery Winners? …

Getting to Know Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943)

By Hayley | February 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

“My dear Eric, Once upon a time there was a frog called Mr. Jeremy Fisher . . .” A day earlier, Beatrix Potter had written …