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Review of Nothing: John Cage and 4’33”

Nothing: John Cage and 4’33” by Nicholas Day; illus. by Chris Raschka Primary    Porter/Holiday    40 pp. 4/24    9780823454099    $18.99 e-book ed.  9780823457601    $11.99 The very definition of music is explored in this thoughtful look at Cage’s (1912–1992) controversial musical composition, 4'33", a work that debuted with a pianist “performing” four...
      

Endless summer reading

If you’ve (beach-)combed through our 2024 Summer Reading Recommendations list and you’re still looking for more, maybe one of these five page-turning books for readers in middle and/or high school belongs in your beach bag. Four Eids and a Funeral by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé and Adiba Jaigirdar High School    Feiwel    336 pp....
      
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Review of Taming Papa

Taming Papa by Mylène Goupil; trans. from French by Shelley TanakaIntermediate    Groundwood    160 pp.3/24    9781773067230    $16.99e-book ed.  9781773067247    $14.99Mélie lives alone with her mother, Sofia, until one day they receive a phone call informing them that Sami (Mélie’s father) will be released from prison. This is the first Mélie has...
      
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Review of The Color of Sound

The Color of Sound by Emily Barth IslerIntermediate, Middle School    Carolrhoda    336 pp.3/24    9781728487779    $19.99At twelve years old, Rosie is a violin prodigy who can hear whole works of music in her head and has played Carnegie Hall twice. She also has synesthesia and can see music in colors, textures,...
      
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Review of The Dream Catcher

The Dream Catcher by Marcelo Verdad; illus. by the authorPrimary    Little, Brown    40 pp.5/24    9780316330664    $18.99Spanish ed.  9780316566513    $8.99Miguel and his abuelito wake early to work; the grandfather sells cold coconuts from a small, wheeled cart, and the boy sells dream catchers he makes, a craft that reminds him of...
      
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Review of Rumi: Poet of Joy and Love

Rumi: Poet of Joy and Love by Rashin Kheiriyeh; illus. by the authorPrimary    NorthSouth    40 pp.3/24    9780735845442    $19.95Young readers are introduced to the thirteenth-century poet, Islamic scholar, and Sufi mystic Rumi in this accessible picture-book biography that spans much of its subject’s childhood and adult life. Rumi develops his love...
      
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Review of Swimming into Trouble

Swimming into Trouble [Julia on the Go!]by Angela Ahn; illus. by Julie KimPrimary, Intermediate    Tundra    176 pp.2/24    9781774881880    $12.99e-book ed.  9781774881897    $7.99The rec center is nine-year-old Julia Nam’s second home: it’s where her parents’ restaurant, Sushi to Go, is located, as well as the library and the swimming pool where...
      

Review of The House Before Falling into the Sea

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The House Before Falling into the Sea by Ann Suk Wang; illus. by Hanna Cha Primary    Dial    40 pp. 3/24    9780593530153    $18.99 e-book ed.  9780593530160    $10.99 In this picture book set in 1950, Kyung lives with her family in a seaside house in the southeastern Korean coastal city of Busan....
      

Review of Time to Make Art

Time to Make Art by Jeff Mack; illus. by the authorPrimary    Holt    48 pp.1/24    9781250864666    $19.99There are many misconceptions about what art is and what it should do. An inquisitive brown-skinned girl wants to know more about art and asks a series of simple yet profound questions about it. Each...
      
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Review of Memory Garden

Memory Garden by Zohreh Ghahremani; illus. by Susie GhahremaniPrimary    Godwin/Holt    40 pp.2/24    9781250843036    $18.99Memory and connections with the “old country” can be important parts of the experience for immigrant families. In this story, a young girl helps her Iranian (as identified in the back matter) grandmother, Nana, tend her garden,...
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