My Virtual Bookshelf

Lately, publishers have reached out to me to review a variety of books. Many of them educational, while others are simply fiction. Those that I like and recommend I will review (or add a link to a review) here. If I don’t like a book, I won’t bad-mouth it. I simply won’t add it to my virtual bookshelf.

 Full confession:  I am a friend of the author of HALFLING and was her media manager for a few months during her launch. However, I agreed to do that AFTER I was blown away by this book! Donna Marie Robb (aka Donna Atmur) is BRILLIANT! She has constructed a world in which both children and adults will find themselves lost and not wanting to return until they know the fate of Remi, the protagonist. Read the stellar KIRKUS REVIEW HERE

Kirkus Reviews:

A chorus of voices for justice and change, diverse alike of identity and cause. (further reading) (Novelty/biography. 8-12)

One of the BEST children’s book to teach the history of women!  I see this as a great gift for elementary – middle school aged girls and boys! From the Amazon description: 

She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World, with the touch of a button readers can hear Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune, Dolores Huerta, Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Jane Goodall, Shirley Chisholm, Susan Shown Harjo, Hilary Rodham Clinton, Leymah Gbowee, Dr. Temple Grandin, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Tammy Duckworth, Dr. Joanne Liu, Abby Wambach, and Malala Yousafzai. “



Ready to be heard is the candid account of a Deaf life when one was hearing.  Do you mourn the loss? Do you embrace the new challenges? These questions are answered and much more in this biography by Amanda McDonough. She is one of the nicest people you will ever meet, too! Her website and links to ordering can be found here.

The Light of Deaf Women
If you like Bill Bryson - read this!
When you need to laugh through the grief

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