Book Review: Sounder by William H. Armstrong (Tween Fiction)

Life as a 19th century African-American sharecropper in the South is tough. Food is scarce, money is scarcer, and each day is a struggle. One day, however, the boy's father comes home with a large ham. And life seems to be a little bit better. Until the sheriff and his deputies show up and haul … Continue reading Book Review: Sounder by William H. Armstrong (Tween Fiction)

Starting the New Year with A Year of Tales

There's something so beautiful about the wide open space of a new calendar year, isn't there? It's a chance to start fresh. The first few months of school have centered around creating routine and a sense of normalcy for my girls in the midst of challenging circumstances. Although we start our school day a little … Continue reading Starting the New Year with A Year of Tales

The Ultimate Reading List Round-Up

The only sound in the house is the clock loudly ticking away the minutes until suppertime. In the overstuffed easy chair, my oldest has made a little reading nest for herself out of a pillow, a blanket and several stuffed animals. On the couch, my middle child is also comfortably settled among the pillows and … Continue reading The Ultimate Reading List Round-Up