Book Review: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

I had a stint reading graphic novels in high school. It all started when I was eyeing the Persepolis books by Marjane Satrapi in my school library, planning on reading them as soon as I was on break, only to open them and be utterly dismayed that they were comic books. “Not comic books,” the … Continue reading Book Review: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Book Review: Dear America: When Christmas Comes Again, The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer (New York City to the Western Front, 1917) by Beth Seidel Levine

Simone Spencer is DA's oldest narrator at eighteen years old. Born to a fairly well-to-do family in New York City with an American father and French mother, Simone is bilingual in the English and French languages. After she graduates high school, Simone learns that all American men between the ages of 21 and 30 are … Continue reading Book Review: Dear America: When Christmas Comes Again, The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer (New York City to the Western Front, 1917) by Beth Seidel Levine

Book Review: Dear America: A Time for Courage, The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen (Washington, D.C. 1917) by Kathryn Lasky

Kat is a fourteen-year-old girl living in Washington, D.C. in the year of the picket lines for women's suffrage. While Kat's father, a doctor, is more progressive and generally accepting of Kat's mother's picketing and women's rights activism, Kat's Uncle Bayard is a harsh tyrant to his own wife (also a suffragette) and family, and … Continue reading Book Review: Dear America: A Time for Courage, The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen (Washington, D.C. 1917) by Kathryn Lasky