Book Reviews

February 17, 2017

March, Books One and Three by John Lewis

John Lewis recounts his role in the Civil Rights struggle in this series of graphic nonfiction histories that vividly portray the difficulty, agony, and ultimate triumph. […]
February 16, 2017

American Ace by Marilyn Nelson

Engaging and short, one teenager’s search for answers will leave readers wanting to learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen.   American Ace by Marilyn Nelson.  Dial Books, […]
February 14, 2017

Valentine’s Day 2017 – We’ve Been Here Before!

All of us here at RedeemedReader.com love a good romance, and over the years we’ve written about some of our favorites.  Not all romance is wholesome, […]
February 13, 2017

Rapid Fire: 10 Recent Award-Winning Picture Books

Rapid Fire: a quick, “rapid fire” list of mini-book reviews. Janie and I love to prognosticate the Newbery Award, discuss possible contenders, and dialogue during the announcement itself! […]
February 10, 2017

Hidden Figures (Young Reader Edition) by Margo Shetterly

The contributions of four black women to the Space Race form an inspiring story of talent overcoming prejudice and receiving its reward. Hidden Figures Young Readers […]
February 8, 2017

*Answering the Cry for Freedom by Gretchen Woelfle

These brief biographies of 13 African Americans during the Revolutionary War demonstrate the power of self-determination as well as the power of faith. *Answering the Cry […]
February 7, 2017

You Can Fly by Carole Boston Weatherford

You’re black.  It’s 1941. Uncle Sam’s poster I WANT YOU doesn’t include you and your dream of becoming a pilot. But sometimes dreams do come true… […]
February 5, 2017

Straight Talk About the Birds and the Bees

This is a review specifically for parents; librarians and teachers may benefit as well, but children should ask their parents first before reading further. This is also part […]