January 20, 2017

Prognosticating the 2017 Newbery (and other ALA Awards)

Today’s the day Betsy and Janie haul out their crystal balls from under the clutter in the hall closet (Betsy moved across country this year, so […]
September 26, 2016

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

A compelling–and ultimately hopeful–crossover title for teens and adults about Hitler’s evacuation of Germany and the biggest maritime disaster in history. Salt to the Sea by […]
July 20, 2016

When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds

A black teen in the ‘hood struggles to maintain his focus when his best friend takes a wrong turn with potentially serious consequences. When I Was […]