“How can I explain my home? How could I ask if it was possible to feel homesick in your own home?”
12 year old Benny’s dad Calvin has morphed from secondhand-goods salesman to collector and is steadily becoming a hoarder. 81 more words
Middle grade readers will surely identify with 5th grader Pansy Smith as she tries to be the most Extraordinary friend ever.
Pansy is trying to win the class reading contest, learn to ice skate, be a girl scout, and still be a good citizen for her teacher. 82 more words
It’s been almost 15 years since Zadie Smith’s White Teeth blew her onto the literary scene as a major star-in-making. I’ve only read her debut and some of her short stories and essays, her observations and detailed commentary belying her tender years but there’s something so assured and sassy about her point of view and style, a mixture of the postmodern with traditional literature which just works. 674 more words