Month: June 2019

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

By Ben Philippe YA novel My Synopsis: Teenaged Black French Canadian Norris Kaplan has to move to Austin Texas after his parents’ divorce. He hates everyone and everything until he kinda doesn’t maybe? Cheerleaders, jocks, romance, the whole high school shebang you see in… Continue Reading “The Field Guide to the North American Teenager”

NO DOGS PLEASE (says the dog lover)

Earlier this month I went to the Rutgers Writing Conference. It was a fantastic experience and I came home with plenty of inspiration and advice. One thing that came up during a conversation about author bios and what to put in there, I was… Continue Reading “NO DOGS PLEASE (says the dog lover)”

A Million Shades of Gray

By Cynthia Kadohata. A book review and commentary. This young adult story takes place in 1975 in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam. I wanted to read it because I have a fascination with history and untold truths and because I highly admire elephants.… Continue Reading “A Million Shades of Gray”