Filmmakers have been regularly mining the science fiction and fantasy bookshelves for film and television ideas. Now it seems as if they're once again reaching back into the bookshelves of yesteryear, as evidenced by this roundup of classic sf/f books that are being adapted to television and film…
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
Heinlein's Hugo-Award-winning 1961 classic science fiction novel revolves around its messiah-like protagonist Valentine Michael Smith, a human who was ...
BOOK REPORT for Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
After School SpecialBFF Charm:
Big SisterSwoonworthy Scale:
Heartbreak and HopeBonus Factors:
Therapy, Kickass Gram, DiversityAnti-Bonus Factors:
Violent Death, Awful ParentsRelationship Status:
Here For You
Cover Story: After School Special
This cover doesn’t give much away about the story within, but it certainly implies that there’s a story to tell. The pending text message, the cracked glass, the title itself—this book isn’t going ...
There are HEAPS of books coming out this month, and I want to read a LOT of them.
Let’s take a look!
A Boy Called Bat, by Elana K. Arnold
I’ve already written about this treasure at length, but my love is such that I can’t let a single opportunity to recommend it pass me by. Buy it, read it, love it, gift it to others.
Amina’s Voice, by Hena Khan
I’ve already read this one as well, and it ...
It’s rare to see picture books that address squalor or anything just short of it. One could argue that children from families with significant economic disadvantages would prefer to read books of escapism. Yet at the same time, as has been addressed and discussed so often in the field of children’s literature, particularly in the past several years, those same children may also want to see their lives in the books they read. We often talk about the need for ...
I think I’ve mentioned a few times that I rarely have time to read books that I don’t review, and so I depend on audio to (try to) keep up with authors I love and other titles I’ve heard about.
A few weeks ago a fan from the Read-A-Romance site recommended The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata. (I mentioned I was starting this book last week.)
If you haven’t met this title yet, I highly recommend ...
Gary Golio’s newest picture book is, in many ways, the biography of a song. Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb, tells the story of how Holiday and Abel Meeropol—the son of Jewish immigrants, who was himself outraged by discrimination against African Americans in the 1930s—joined forces to create one of the civil rights movement’s most powerful songs. It’s a striking story, including the moment Billie first sang the song at a ...
March is filled with fascinating and imaginative stories to satisfy your reading hunger. Just check out this hand-picked selection of science fiction and fantasy books hitting shelves this month, where you'll find stories about soul-searching astronauts, shapeshifting werewolves, alien abductions, a flooded New York City, sentient war machines, and airship pirates…
Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Millie, a cynical, disabled film director with borderline personality disorder, is no longer part of the Arcadia Project ...
BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors: Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels
Cover Story: Statementastic
Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in a pair of her trademark Jordans.
Starr Carter belongs to two worlds – her poor black neighborhood ...