Tag Archives: poverty

Review: ‘I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives’

I think you have to be over a certain age to be able to understand the whole pen pal phenomenon. I can remember different childrens’ shows offering the chance to communicate with someone your own age in a completely different culture. Kids... Read More | Share it now!

Censor This Book? ~ ‘The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian’ by Sherman Alexie

Briefly: Arnold “Junior” Spirit doesn’t have much. Life on the reservation means that you are poor, hungry and stuck. On top of those misfortunes, Junior also has had medical problems since birth, so that makes him an easy target for... Read More | Share it now!

Off With His Head! ‘Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice’ by Kathleen Benner Duble

Briefly: Celie Rousseau has been dealt a bad hand. Her father was killed, her mother and brother died of starvation. Not able to pay taxes to the Compte d’Artois, Celie is forced to leave her cottage and find her way to Paris. Saved from the... Read More | Share it now!

BriefINK Review: ‘Eleanor & Park’ by Rainbow Rowell

Briefly: She’s just standing there on the bus, this big red-haired girl in the weird clothes, waiting for someone to let her sit. Hoping against hope that she doesn’t sit next to him, Park refuses to look at her. Next thing he knows, she has to... Read More | Share it now!