Theme Weeks

In Spring 2017, I noticed that sometimes I was reviewing several books on a topic.  It made sense to sometimes group these posts together so that it was easier for people to find them and me to post them.  I stole this idea from If You Can Read This, but with my own twist: on Wednesdays I often do a Web Wednesday (but not always) and Fridays are always Fiction Friday.  It’s not always five reviews in a week!

I did not plan to start with Autism but noticed that it was April and decided to bump up some of the books I had read and was planning to review (which involved some quick re-reading).  A list of all the Theme Week posts follows, in order of posting.



04/17/2017 : Review of Getting a Life with Asperger’s by Jesse A. Saperstein.
04/18/2017 : (Planned review didn’t occur as I hadn’t finished rereading the book.)
04/19/2017 : Website Wednesday: Autism.
04/20/2017 : Review of Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet.
04/21/2017 : Review of On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis.


#100indigenousbooks Project

05/01/2017 : Introduction to the #100indigenousbooks project.
05/02/2017 : Review of Mission to Space by John Herrington.
05/03/2017 : #100IndigenousBooksChallenge Book and Review List.
05/04/2017 : Review of The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson, illustrated by Kelly Mellings.
05/05/2017 : Review of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Ellen Forney.



(TBR/intro post)

05/23/2017 : Review of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin.
05/24/2017 : Review of Johnny Hiro: Half Asian, All Hero by Fred Chao.
05/25/2017 : Review of Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han, illustrated by Julia Kuo.
05/26/2017 : Review of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han.



06/19/2017 : Why I’m Doing a Theme Week about Transgender Books.
06/20/2017 : Review of As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto.
06/21/2017 : Review of Who Are You? The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity by Brook Pessin-Whedbee, illustrated by Naomi Bardoff.
06/22/2017 : Review of Redefining Realness by Janet Mock.
06/23/2017 : Review of George by Alex Gino.


Board Books

10/02/2017 : Review of We Sang You Home by Richard Van Camp, illustrations by Julie Flett.
10/03/2017 : New Page, specifically for Board Book Reviews.
10/04/2017 : Website Wednesday: Board Book Lists.
10/05/2017 : Review of My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith, illustrations by Julie Flett.



10/16/2017 : Review of This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten.
10/18/2017 : Website Wednesday: Gender and Sexuality.
10/19/2017 : Review of The Answer, written by Rebecca Sugar, illustrated by Elle Michalka and Tiffany Ford.
10/20/2017 : Review of Felix Yz by Lisa Bunker.


African-American History

11/06/2017 : Review of Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks, with Jim Haskins.
11/07/2017 : Review of Two Tickets to Freedom: The True Story of William and Ellen Craft, Fugitive Slaves by Florence B. Freedman, illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats.
11/08/2017 : Review of Major Taylor: Champion Cyclist by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome.
11/09/2017 : Review of The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano, adapted by Ann Cameron.
11/10/2017 : Review of Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith.



11/28/2017 : Review of Board Book It’s Ramadan, Curious George by Hena Khan, illustrated by Mary O’Keefe Young.
11/29/2017 : Review of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
12/1/2017 : Review of Saints and Misfits: a novel by S.K. Ali.


Chinese/Lunar New Year

02/12/2018 : Review of Celebrate Chinese New Year by Carolyn Otto and Haiwang Yuan.
02/14/2018 : Web Wednesday: Chinese Performance Art.
02/16/2018 : Fiction Friday Review of The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin.


03/12/2018 : Review of I Can Hear You Whisper by Lydia Denworth.
03/13/2018 : Review of Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language by Nora Ellen Groce, foreward by John W. M. Whiting.
03/14/2018 : Web Wednesday: Deaf History Month.
03/16/2018 : Review of You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner.

The Pinkney Family

04/23/18 : Review of Pretty Brown Face by Andrea and Brian Pinkney.
04/24/18 : Review of JoJo’s Flying Side Kick by Brian Pinkney.
04/25/18 : Web Wednesday: The Pinkney Clan.
04/26/18 : Review of Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children by Sandra L. Pinkney, photographs by Myles C. Pinkney.
04/27/18 : Review of The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Shane Evans.

Diverse Education for Teens/Young Adults

08/13/18 : Review of First in the Family: Advice about College from First-Generation Students – Your College Years by Kathleen Cushman.
08/15/18 : Review of Hope Against Hope:  Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children by Sarah Carr.
08/16/18 : Review of Come to Believe: How the Jesuits are Reinventing Education (Again) – Inside the First Year of the New Arrupe College by Stephen N. Katsouros.
08/17/18 : Review of Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap, illustrated by Mari Araki.

Foster Care

08/09/19 : BONUS Review of Miracle’s Boys by Jacqueline Woodson.
08/12/19 : Review of A Child Called “It”: One Child’s Courage to Survive by Dave Pelzer.
08/14/19 : Review of The Lost Boy: A Foster Child’s Search for the Love of a Family by Dave Pelzer.
08/16/19 : Review of The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson.



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