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Review of When the Sky Glows

When the Sky Glows by Nell Cross Beckerman; illus. by David Litchfield Primary    Beach Lane/Simon    48 pp.    g 9/22    978-1-5344-5039-4    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5344-5040-0    $10.99 “Around the world, when morning comes…the sky glows.” But it also glows at times beyond sunrise and sunset, as Beckerman explains in four-page...

Review of Puffin

Puffin by Martin Jenkins; illus. by Jenni Desmond Primary     Candlewick    32 pp.     g 10/22     978-1-5362-2850-2     $17.99 Jenkins (Bird Builds a Nest, rev. 1/18; Beware of the Crocodile, rev. 3/19) again offers readers solid science in an entertaining package. The cover illustration of an Atlantic Puffin, beak...

Review of American Murderer: The Parasite That Haunted the South

American Murderer: The Parasite That Haunted the South [Medical Fiascoes] by Gail Jarrow Middle School, High School     Calkins/Astra    160 pp.    g 9/22     978-1-68437-815-9     $24.99 e-book ed.  978-1-63592-829-7    $14.99 Zoologist Charles Stiles discovered a new species of hookworm: Necator ­americanus , the titular “American murderer,” which affected a...

Review of Play like a Girl: A Graphic Memoir

Play like a Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Misty Wilson; illus. by David Wilson Intermediate, Middle School     HarperAlley/Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins    272 pp.    g 9/22     978-0-06-306469-0     $22.99 Paper ed.  978-0-06-306468-3    $12.99 In this engaging graphic memoir, protagonist Misty is a fierce competitor who loves football: it combines strategy,...

Review of Buzzkill: A Wild Wander Through the Weird and Threatened World of Bugs

Buzzkill: A Wild Wander Through the Weird and Threatened World of Bugs by Brenna Maloney; illus. by Dave Mottram Middle School, High School    Godwin/Holt    384 pp.    g 10/22    978-1-250-80103-6    $19.99 e-book ed.  978-1-250-80105-0    $10.99 In this wide-ranging, amusing, and informative investigation of the insect world, Maloney features the ways in...

Review of Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams's Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration

Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration by Elizabeth Partridge; illus. by Lauren Tamaki Intermediate, Middle School    Chronicle    132 pp.    g 10/22    978-1-4521-6510-3    $21.99 Numerous books have been written about the forced removal and imprisonment of Japanese Americans during...

Review of On Her Wings: The Story of Toni Morrison

On Her Wings: The Story of Toni Morrison by Jerdine Nolen; illus. by James E. Ransome Primary, Intermediate    Wiseman/Simon    48 pp.    g 9/22    978-1-5344-7852-7    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5344-7853-4    $10.99 This picture-book biography of writer Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford), by the team behind Freedom Bird (rev. 1/20), pays homage...

Review of Going Places: Victor Hugo Green and His Glorious Book

Going Places: Victor Hugo Green and His Glorious Book by Tonya Bolden; illus. by Eric Velasquez Primary, Intermediate    Quill Tree/HarperCollins    40 pp.    g 10/22    978-0-06-296740-4    $17.99 Victor Hugo Green (1892–1960) was a mail carrier whose work took him all across New Jersey. Though well-loved on his routes, Green knew the...

Review of Peace Is a Chain Reaction: How World War II Japanese Balloon Bombs Brought People of Two Nations Together

Peace Is a Chain Reaction: How World War II Japanese Balloon Bombs Brought People of Two Nations Together by Tanya Lee Stone Middle School, High School    Candlewick    176 pp.    g 9/22    978-0-7636-7686-5    $24.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5362-2708-6    $24.99 When the United States entered World War II and Japanese Americans were forcibly...
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