Dash by Kirby Larson

Dash by Kirby Larson Historical fiction is my favorite genre, because I love learning about other time periods and other perspectives of life. Dash is set during World War II. The story revolves around Mitsi, who is separated from her dog, Dash, when her family is sent to a Japanese internment camp.  Based on the […]

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Freedom in Congo Square

Freedom in Congo Square By Carole Boston Weatherford Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie New Orleans has a history of music and dance dating all the way back to colonial times. These two Coretta Scott King honorees set out to tell the story of Congo Square, a place that served as a refuge for enslaved and […]

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I am Jackie Robinson

I am Jackie Robinson By Brad Meltzer Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos Brad Meltzer’s series Ordinary People Change the World show heroes all throughout history in a new light. Each book is told in first person, with the historical figure telling the story about their lives and accomplishments. The illustrations are comical and fun, making it an […]

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New Shoes

New Shoes by Susan Lynn Meyer illustrated by Eric Velasquez Ella Mae always got hand-me-down shoes from family. She looked into the shop windows of the local shoe shop with longing, wishing she could have her very own pair of new shoes. As she got close to the next year of school, the traditional hand-me-down […]

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