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Category Archives: historical fiction
On Friday, November 3, Netflix premiered Alias Grace, a six-part miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel of the same title. The pairing of the acclaimed novelist and a major streaming service was bound to generate much interest, not least owing to Netflix’s rival Hulu’s hugely successful small-screen iteration of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale earlier this […] Continue reading
Take a trip back in time with Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph. Using a collection of original poems, writer Roxanne Orgill tells the stories of jazz musicians like Thelonious Monk, Rex Stewart, and Maxine Sullivan who all gathered one day on day 126th Street. This story starts with an idea—all the good […] Continue reading
As a student I loved picture books, and the more pictures the better! When I was looking through a list of books to review I became captivated my the illustrations of The Noisy Paint Box. The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosentock and illustrated by Mary Grandpré, received a Caldecott Honor in 2015. Lesser awards […] Continue reading
Once A Shepherd by Glenda Millard is a story of how war can can change the entire trajectory of a person’s life. It is spell-binding and abrupt, but still an appropriate and humanizing introduction to the tragedies of war. The story begins with blissful newly weds who tend sheep and spin wool. Tom and […] Continue reading
In Freedom Summer, Deborah Wiles tells the story of two young boys in the summer of 1964, right after the Civil Rights Act is passed. This book received the Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe new talent award for Jerome Lagarrigue and the Simon Wiesenthal “Once Upon A World Award.” The story is told from the perspective of […] Continue reading