Author Spotlight: Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon is an interesting novel narrated by a teenage English boy with autism. When his neighbor’s poodle is murdered, he is accused for the crime, because of his mental condition. But he didn’t do it. Thus, the boy goes on a quest to find the … Continue reading Author Spotlight: Mark Haddon

Book Review: Dear America: With the Might of Angels, The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson (Hadley, Virginia 1954) by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Meet Dawnie Rae, "Dear America"'s first 20th century African American heroine, a vibrant and indestructible girl. Dawnie is bright and dreams of becoming a doctor, but she lives in the midst of Jim Crow Virginia in the 1950s, where blacks are segregated from whites, given a much poorer education than in white schools, and have very … Continue reading Book Review: Dear America: With the Might of Angels, The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson (Hadley, Virginia 1954) by Andrea Davis Pinkney