Books by Shadra Strickland

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
FICTION
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

"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

Nicknamed Bird at birth, Mehkai idolizes his older brother Marcus. Read full book review >