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Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEWS

Martin Luther King: A Peaceful Warrior

by Ed Clayton, Donald Bermudez, Xernona Clayton. Reviewer: Darleen Wohlfeil

As I sit in the wake of mind-numbing and heartbreaking civil unrest that is crushing the country I love, this powerful reminder slides into my hands. King’s voice whispers from the past, “There’s power in peace!” Destruction can never bring relief. King knew that, and chose nonviolent civil disobedience, and changed his world for the better.

Wonder Wheels

by Shawnie Clark, Burcin Pervin Karamuco. Reviewer: Darleen Wohlfeil

Independence is a wonderful thing, and yet we often take it for granted. Just being able to do ordinary tasks for ourselves or for others can bring much needed feelings of satisfaction. Kobe’s new wonder wheels give him a whole new sense of self. He is able to enjoy simple tasks without help, play with others and make new friends. What an amazing gift to discover our conditions may challenge us, but they never define us!

Salam Alaikum: A Message of Peace

by Harris J, Ward Jenkins. Reviewer: Darleen Wohlfeil

This is a combined Muslim greeting of peace, and the power of paying it forward rolled into one inviting call to action. Harris J, an international singing sensation, uses the lyrics to the hit song of the same name, along with the warm visuals of Ward Jenkins, to make this a timely and heartfelt reading experience. Simple kindness, caring, and sharing can brighten any day!

Alma and How She Got Her Name

by Juana Martinez-Neal. Reviewer: Darleen Wohlfeil

We may wonder what our parents were thinking when they named us. Alma thought her name was too long and just didn’t fit. But, when her father shows her the love, memories, and wonderful personalities that brought her that name, she thought it was a perfect fit! We should wear them with pride, whether our features or names, because they all carry an honorable heritage. A great book for introducing family history and the importance of our place within it.

The Pink Umbrella

by Amelie Callot, Genevieve Godbout. Reviewer: Darleen Wohlfeil

This book holds delight to its finish. Its soft colors and sweet illustrations soothe the emotions, while the text encourages and uplifts. Life gathers in its full array in this small cafe, where good things blossom everyday.

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Story Monsters Ink magazine February 2018  

This month's features include: Kwame Alexander is the Next Read Across America Ambassador; Hannah Alper is Making a [Momentus] Difference;...

Story Monsters Ink magazine February 2018  

This month's features include: Kwame Alexander is the Next Read Across America Ambassador; Hannah Alper is Making a [Momentus] Difference;...

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