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Celebrating Pura Belpré Winners: Spotlight on Parrot in the Oven by Victor Martinez

The Pura Belpré Awards turns 20 this year! The milestone will be marked on Sunday, June 26, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. during the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. 989 more words

Latinx Literature

Fortune Smiles: Review

Happy Friday everyone!

One of my professors likes to say that we need to read from the best so we can look for things to borrow for our own fiction. 660 more words


Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

In Palo Atlo, a man deals with the fact that his wife is paralyzed from the waist down due to a rare condition called Guillian-Barre syndrome. 314 more words

Book Reviews

Fortune Smiles: Stories by Adam Johnson

Addendum: Fortune Smiles was the winner of the 2015 National Book Award for fiction. Adam Johnson’s first novel, The Orphan Master’s Son, was the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize. 673 more words

Book Reviews

True Believer

True Believersecond in the Make Lemonade trilogy by Virginia Euwer Wolff, is an honest look at faith, friendship and romance as seen through the eyes of LaVaughn while she navigates high school. 21 more words

Teen/Young Adult