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Ernie Cox

About Ernie Cox

Ernie Cox is the teacher-librarian at Prairie Creek Intermediate School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Review of Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case

Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell; illus. by Shadra Strickland Middle School, High School    Chronicle    260 pp. 2/17    978-1-4521-2590-9    $21.99 Organized chronologically, the alternating first-person narratives, written in free verse, begin in 1952 as Mildred Jeter enters sixth grade at the “colored” school; six years […]

What Makes a Good Middle-Grade Memoir?

Memoir is a genre that often gets subsumed under the big banner of biography. While biographies and autobiographies provide a broad overview of a subject’s life, the memoir is a repository of discrete moments and events that have crystallized into long-lasting recollections. Because they are generally told in the first person and can frequently be […]