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Enigmatic War Shakes the World in YA Thriller “Rain”

In 1970, Edwin Starr asked the world, “War! What is it good for?” It’s an interesting question, and one that many might approach by considering the circumstances around individual conflicts, answering on a case-by-case basis rather than making any kind of monolithic claim. Starr’s answer, of course, was “absolutely nothing,”…
BookTrib
January 29, 2021
Young Adult

YA Time Traveler Shows Smarts in Brush With da Vinci

Saving Time does three things extremely well: serves up an engrossing story sure to captivate its targeted teen audience, provides great learning for those teens about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math), and beautifully captures the language of this generation to a tee — a language to which…
Jim Alkon
December 11, 2020
Young Adult

Teen Searches for Life-Saving Reasons on Road Trip to NYC

Hope is one of the most powerful human forces. It’s the light we follow out of darkness, the promise of change just beyond the horizon that keeps us from abandoning our journey before we’ve reached our destination. Without hope, it’s difficult to imagine persevering through life’s many burdens. In her…
BookTrib
December 18, 2020