Posts Tagged ‘book review’


Calling All Teens

January 13, 2012

Want to build your portfolio? See your name published? If you’re a teen, now’s your chance. I’ll be posting a monthly (or perhaps, bi-monthly) book review by a teen reader. It could be you! Send me an email via this blog with your review. Make sure you edit your work. I will not. Use your voice and style, but remember I will not accept poor grammar, misspellings, etc.. If you’re not a teen and reading this blog, but might know a teen who’d be interested, then pass it on. Get reading and writing teens!


Be sure to include:

-the basics: genre, author, title, page count

-the issue/problem/main concern? (don’t give away the ending)

-a main character or two

-where does it take place

-did you like it, why or why not?

-send a jpg of the book cover


Have fun!


The Help

January 14, 2010

We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I’d thought. –The Help by Kathryn Stockett

In honor of Martin Luther King, my blog takes a different approach this entry.

Someone told me The Help was a book about Southern Black maids, and the women they served during the early 1960’s. It is. But it’s so much more.

Kathryn Stockett wrote a fictional book about Jackson, Mississippi during desegregation. She wrote about mothers and daughters. Race. Culture. And identity. She wrote a story about the poor and the rich. About suffering and triumph.

She writes of women.

There are so many things I could say about The Help, but I’ll say only one. Read it.