December 17, 2018

 On this blog, O'Daniels and I review recently released YA books.  When I saw the movie trailer for Ashes in the Snow, the film adaptation for Ruta Sepetys' popular novel, Between Shades of Gray, I knew we needed to make an exception.  We both read this book not long after its 2011 publication.  It eventually became a Gateway Readers Award nominee (Missouri's teen choice book award) and earned second place.  Historical fiction is traditionally hard to sell in high school libraries but Between Shades of Gray  is a special case.  The story is one of World War II but it's one you m...

December 14, 2018

After years of dreaming about doing it, artist and author, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, finally decided to write/draw his memoir.  The catalyst? The popular TED Talk he gave on his upbringing and how it had a direct impact on his successful career and happy life.  See, Jarrett was born to a teen mom who was addicted to Heroin, though he didn’t understand this until after his grandparents (essentially, his parents) took him to Disney World when he was around twelve.  In his graphic memoir, Jarrett shows and tells how his grandparents raised him even though they had already raised five of their own kid...

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