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Review: Saving Red by Sonya Sones

Quick review for a quick read. “Saving Red” was written entirely in verse, something that one would find similar to authors like Ellen Hopkins who write YA fiction in verse that deals with tough subjects. 543 more words


One Minute Book Review - El Dorado by Dorothy Porter

This is a crime thriller told in verse by notable Australian poet Dorothy Porter (1954-2008).  El Dorado is a child killer, marking the foreheads of his victims with a gold thumbprint. 71 more words


Diversity Within Diversity: Guest Post by Margarita Engle

Margarita Engle is the Cuban-American author of numerous highly acclaimed verse novels, including The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor winner, and The Lightning Dreamer… 413 more words

When Words Jump Around the Page

Novels written in free verse are often cited as being visually appealing to the reluctant reader–there is more white space than ink on the page, sometimes the words seem to float around, and this means the book will be finished sooner, right? 1,150 more words


The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle Poetry Review

Engle, Margarita. The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom. Henry Holt and Company LLC: New York, NY. 2008. ISBN: 0805086744

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Pass the Book Baton: Kathryn Apel

Today we introduce a new Friday feature — Alphabet Soup will be featuring a book creator every Friday who will answer one question. And then they will ask one question of the next Friday’s visitor. 656 more words