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Review of Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh

Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singhby Uma KrishnaswamiIntermediate    Tu/Lee & Low    276 pp.    g5/17    978-1-60060-261-0    $16.95“Don’t let it stop you, honey. Don’t you let nothing stop you. Promise me.” In World War II California, women like protagonist Maria’s beloved auntie, Tía Manuela, are working in factories, and in elementary...
      

Reviews of 2018 Mind the Gap Award winners

Not all deserving books bring home ALA awards. Our annual Mind the Gap Awards pay tribute to our favorite books that didn’t win. Here’s how we reviewed our 2018 winners. Windowsby Julia Denos; illus. by E. B. GoodalePreschool, Primary    Candlewick    32 pp.    g10/17    978-0-7636-9035-9    $15.99“At the end of the day,...
      

Reviews of the 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Fiction and Poetry Award Winner and Honor Books

Fiction and Poetry Winner The Poet Xby Elizabeth AcevedoHigh School    HarperTeen    361 pp.    g3/18    978-0-06-266280-4    $17.99e-book ed.  978-0-06-266282-8    $9.99Fifteen-year-old Xiomara, whose name means “one who is ready for war,” has been fighting her whole life. The self-described “brown and big and angry” Dominican girl from Harlem furiously confronts catcalling boys,...
      

Reviews of the 2018 Printz Award winners

WinnerWe Are Okayby Nina LaCourHigh School     Dutton      234 pp.2/17     978-0-525-42589-2     $17.99Alone on a snowy campus for winter break during her first year of college, Marin — who abruptly fled her California home for reasons that only gradually become clear — anxiously awaits the arrival of her best...
      

Reviews of the 2018 Belpré Author Award winners

WinnerLucky Broken Girlby Ruth BeharIntermediate    Paulsen/Penguin    237 pp.    g4/17    978-0-399-54644-0    $16.99In this novel based on the author’s childhood, Ruthie is just ten years old in 1966 when she arrives in Queens from Cuba with her little brother and parents. Because she only speaks Spanish, she is placed in the fifth-grade...
      

Reviews of the 2018 CSK Author Award winners

WinnerPiecing Me Togetherby Renée WatsonMiddle School, High School    Bloomsbury    264 pp.2/17    978-1-68119-105-8    $17.99e-book ed.  978-1-68119-106-5    $12.99At her mother’s prodding, Jade has spent her high school career preparing herself for success. That has included taking every opportunity offered to her: a scholarship to the prestigious (and mostly white; Jade is African...
      

Reviews of the 2018 Newbery Award winners

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WinnerHello, Universeby Erin Entrada KellyIntermediate, Middle School    Greenwillow    314 pp.3/17    978-0-06-241415-1    $16.99    ge-book ed.  978-0-06-241417-5    $9.99Virgil Salinas is shy and bullied at school. Since he doesn’t know his multiplication tables, his nasty classmate Chet Bullens, a.k.a. “the Bull” (your standard-issue middle-school bully), repeatedly calls...
      

Review of Piecing Me Together

Piecing Me Togetherby Renée WatsonMiddle School, High School    Bloomsbury    264 pp.2/17    978-1-68119-105-8    $17.99e-book ed.  978-1-68119-106-5    $12.99At her mother’s prodding, Jade has spent her high school career preparing herself for success. That has included taking every opportunity offered to her: a scholarship to the prestigious (and mostly white; Jade is African...
      

Review of Long Way Down

Long Way Downby Jason ReynoldsHigh School    Dlouhy/Atheneum    306 pp.    g10/17    978-1-4814-3825-4    $17.99e-book ed.  978-1-4814-3827-8    $10.99Fifteen-year-old Will, immobilized with grief when his older brother Shawn is shot and killed, slowly comes to mull The Rules in his head. There are three: don’t cry, don’t snitch, and “if someone you love / gets...
      

Publishers’ Preview: Debut Authors: Five Questions for Nidhi Chanani

This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2017 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Summer 2017 Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions.Sponsored byIn the graphic novel Pashmina, a...

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