“Merlin’s Shakespeare” and the “Mercutio Problem”

This is my "half" of my stop during the blog tour for the Merlin’s Shakespeare series by Carol Anne Douglas. I was unable to start reading the books this week due to some personal/family issues, but I'm so excited to read them! I enjoy spin offs and reading one about Shakespeare's works should be fun! … Continue reading “Merlin’s Shakespeare” and the “Mercutio Problem”

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Tiger Livy

Tiger Livy by Erin Garcia and Betsy Miller Illustrated by Ivreese Tong Goodreads Buy it: Amazon, Target, B&N, Kobo   Synopsis Livy is a vibrant, clever little girl who usually loves to play and pounce like a tiger. That is until one day when she unexpectedly gets very sick. Now Livy isn't able to play the same, she doesn't feel … Continue reading Tiger Livy

Charlie Hernández and the League of Shadows

"It had definitely taken me a while, but I'd learned something from all this... I'd realized that the things about yourself that make you feel awkward or different or drive you completely crazy are the same things that make you you. You can't cry it away; you can't even wish it away. But once you accept yourself - everything about yourself (especially the weird parts) - you'll finally be free to be you. And that is a powerful thing. A very powerful thing."

Julian Fox: The Dream Guardian

Julian Fox: The Dream Guardian by E. J. Miranda Sneak Peek "It is said that dreams are just that: only dreams. But believe me, this is not always true. Some dreams are as real as the dreamer. Thanks to their dreams, dreamers can receive the special visit of eternal wisdom that has inspired the creativity … Continue reading Julian Fox: The Dream Guardian

Ella Enchanted

“That fool of a fairy Lucinda did not intend to lay a curse on me. She meant to bestow a gift. When I cried inconsolably through my first hour of life, my tears were her inspiration. Shaking her head sympathetically at Mother, the fairy touched my nose. "My gift is obedience. Ella will always be obedient. Now stop crying, child." I stopped.”

The Sound of Silence

“Very hard for a deaf man. Very hard for a black man. Must fight all the time. No rest. Never. Sad.” My father didn’t sign another word. He just stared into the eyes of the subway riders looking at him, until they sheepishly broke off eye contact —every last one of them."

The Escape of Robert Smalls

"Smalls and the rest of the crew were taking a big risk... No person had ever done this before. They would pass by armed forts, where soldiers were on alert. They would risk their lives, all for the chance to be free."