Books by Shadra Strickland

SUNDAY SHOPPING by Sally Derby
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 15, 2015

"Both old-fashioned and fresh-feeling, this book is thoroughly worthy of a shopping trip. (Picture book. 5-8)"
As comfortable as a Sunday afternoon with Grandma, Derby's picture book sneaks a wee bit of financial literacy into her story of playtime and imagination. Read full book review >
PLEASE, LOUISE by Toni Morrison
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 4, 2014

"An ode to reading that raises too many concerns. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young girl sets out on a solitary walk to a surprise destination. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Young readers will respond to the voice as well as the predicament, while grown-ups will appreciate the values. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Sweet, sassy and mystical, this novel deftly melds an old-fashioned story of princess preparation with the modern twist of body image and self-esteem. Read full book review >
WHITE WATER by Michael S. Bandy
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Michael's examination of the myths that rule his world should inspire modern readers to do the same. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Young Michael's desire for refreshment at the whites-only water fountain teaches him about truth and the power of imagination. Read full book review >
A PLACE WHERE HURRICANES HAPPEN by Renée Watson
FICTION
Released: June 22, 2010

"The characters are fictional, but the impact of the hurricane on people's lives is real as conveyed through these children's eyes. (Picture book. 7-10)"
"We're from New Orleans, a place where hurricanes happen." Read full book review >
BIRD by Zetta Elliott
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"With unusual depth and raw conviction, Elliott's child-centered narrative excels in this debut. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Nicknamed Bird at birth, Mehkai idolizes his older brother Marcus. Read full book review >