A Vision of Hope: How Children’s Books Can Save Us – Bibliography

Reviews of books found at http://talesforallages.com/reviews-and-book-news/.

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

love story; tragedy; how to make your way in high school; loud cousins/siblings; (mirror: immigration: Haiti)

Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan

where chocolate comes from; survival; child slavery; one girl amongst boys; (mirror: Ivory Coast, Mali)

Dare to Disappoint by by Özge Samanci

autobiography; graphic novel by comic maker; parents’ expectations; finding one’s way & career. (mirror: Turkish)

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell

dancer; Beyonce of yesteryear; exuberance; poorest of the poor; sassy/cute; (mirror: African American /dancer)

Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

murder mystery; skeleton in closet; urban riots; historical fiction (mirror: bi-facial African American girl; Osage Indian boy)

Forest World by Margarita Engle

novel-in-verse; rainforest; eco-adventure; sibling story; immigration (mirror: Cuban)

Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

(mirror: middle child; adoption: being adopted, putting child up for adoption)

Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time by Tanya Lee Stone

girl power; club project; girl’s education; child marriage; slavery; sexual trafficking (mirror: girls)

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

sports: running/sprinting; Olympic aspirations; coach relationship; anger management (mirror: African American boy)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

love story; balancing neighborhood and school; telling truth vs. safety; police violence; Black Lives Matter (mirror: African American)

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

‘impossible’ love story; feeling different; new school, new start; making friends; LGBTQ; (mirror: transgender character)

A List of Cages by Robin Roe

foster siblings: keeping secrets; (mirror: ADHD)

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

revenge; novel-in-verse; gun; (mirror: African American)

Loving vs. Virginia: Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by P. H. Powell

novel-in-verse; love story; civil rights (mirror: interracial relationship)

March: Books One, Two, Three by John Lewis et al.

graphic novel; trilogy; civil rights

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

sisterhood; first love; three generations; hyphenated identity; immigration; (mirror: Bengali/Indian and American and African American)

“Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?”