Dear Girl is a great reminder to the little girls in our lives (and to the mothers, aunts, and grandmothers who do the reading) to be embrace who they are and appreciate the things that make them special.
I love the whimsical illustrations and the inspiring message.
This is my go-to gift for baby showers and any other time a girl in my life– regardless of age, needs encouragement.
As a fan of Young Adult fantasy, this book immediately grabbed me. Full of dragons, magic, adventure, and an evil king that needs to be overthrown, this is an exciting read any fantasy lover won’t be able to put down.
Lydia is the favorite child of James and Marilyn Lee. When she is found dead, the family must cope the best they know how and soon realize that Lydia was the glue that had been holding them together.
From the very first sentence, I was hooked on this wonderful book, and didn’t put it down until I was finished.
This story about love, loss, expectations, and family secrets is beautiful and heartbreaking and absolutely one of my favorites.
Colin Dickey examines the United States most notorious haunted buildings, urban legends, and other historical events. He tells their “haunted” backstories and looks at the folklore as to why each are considered haunted.
I loved learning how and why ghost stories not only reflect our history, but are also used to "explain away" the things we are ashamed of and don’t want to face.
This is a spooky book full of historical detail that made me think differently about what it means to consider certain places “haunted."
This story of four Lower East Side siblings who visit a fortuneteller one day in 1969 to learn the day of their deaths stuck with me long after I had finished it—and I finished it in one sitting. This beautifully written book was a page turner!
Girl power, pirates, futuristic technology, and a fight to reunite a family: ingredients for a perfect story.
When Caldonia Styx, captain of an all female pirate crew, finds out that her missing brothers have been turned into Bullets (the fighters of Warlord Arik Athair), she and her crew will do anything to save them.
I really loved the girl power theme and the beautiful voice this book was written in.
The government has decreed that women are not allowed jobs, books, or more than a hundred words a day. Dr. Jean McClellan was in denial that it could go that far, but now she’s trying to figure out how to reclaim her voice in a world that has told women to be quiet…
This book was disturbing in a way reminiscent of 1984 and A Handmaid’s Tale. But it’s also an important book for our time, and an absolutely riveting tale.
Kya Clark is a young woman growing up on her own in the marshes of North Carolina. In 1969, local lothario Chase Andrews is found dead and Kya, known as “The marsh girl”, is the prime suspect.
The narrative flashes between the early fifties and the late sixties and tells Kya’s story.
Abandoned by her mother at a young age, she and her siblings are left in the care of their drunk, abusive father. One by one, her brothers and sisters leave and her father disappears, leaving her to fend for herself.
Uneducated except by the nature all around her, and with the help of her friend Tate, who teaches her to read, Kya must learn everything she can to survive alone. When Tate leaves for college, she meets and starts a tumultuous relationship with Chase.
The story ends with her trial. After suffering years of prejudice in her small town, her fate hangs in the balance