Category Archives: BOOK CELEBRATIONS

Melissa Chan, founder of Literary Book Gifts

by Jessica Starks   Melissa Chan is a designer and the founder of Literary Book Gifts. She creates unique designs on tees and totes for book lovers, teachers, and librarians.     B4R: Tell us about Literary Book Gifts Melissa

The Distance Between Us: Young Readers Edition by Reyna Grande

The Distance Between Us is an autobiography about Reyna Grande’s life as a refugee from Mexico. Her story starts with her life in Mexico. She is only four when her mom leaves to go to America (or as Reyna’s family calls

The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz

The Only Road is an adventure story inspired by remarkably true events. Everyone in Jamie’s small town in Guatemala knows about the Alphas, a powerful gang that is violent and known for drug trafficking. When Jamie’s best friend and cousin, Miguel,

I am not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez

Reviewed by Andrea Bledsoe King Julia (pronounced HOO(lee)a not JEWELah) has always lived in her older sister’s, Olga, shadow. At fifteen years old, Julia knows she has bigger dreams than her 22 year old sister. She wants to hurry up

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Reviewed by Andrea Bledsoe King It’s Senior year.  But all is not yearbooks and prom dates.  Gabi’s got way too much going on to worry about those.  Her best friend’s pregnant.  Her other best friend just came out.  Mom’s overprotective and Dad’s a mess.  What’s a

Charlie Hernandez & The League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo

In the book Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows, a boy named Charlie Hernández suddenly finds that his parents have gone missing, and the next day, he finds horns growing out of his head! When Charlie finds a map

#31DaysOfBooks 2018: Paulette Harper

              Paulette Recommends:   The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman Although this book is for married couples, I believe any single person who’s desiring to be married

#31DaysOfBooks 2018: Charley Williams

              Charley Recommends:   The Buffalo Soldier by Chris Bohjalian   The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander   The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama    

#31DaysOfBooks 2018: Dawn Kopman Whidden

              Dawn Recommends:   The Natchez Burning Trilogy by Greg Iles Excellent look into the racism of the south and how evil is still so potent.   Where can you find Dawn?

#31DaysOfBooks 2018: Leslie Hauser

              Leslie Recommends:   Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley Great characters, it is a book about a love of books.   Where can you find Leslie?