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A beautifully, and artfully, illustrated picture book that explains fear and anxiety in a unique way, one that will be extremely helpful for younger readers, but also a great reminder for all ages. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty
A beautifully written and stunningly illustrated account of one of earth’s most majestic animals, the polar bear. It is a glimpse into their increasingly bleak world, and their heartbreaking quest for survival. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty
When faced with tremendous adversity, Ray and her husband Moth take an unusual path, literally. In a short span of time, they find themselves homeless and dealing with a terminal illness, and the way they deal with it is to walk, and keep walking. They embark on the epic 630 mile South West Coast Path, wild camping and living on less than $50 a week. Their journey is a joy to be taken on, an ode to human resilience, and a reminder of what’s important in life. I loved every minute of it! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty
Jordan Banks is a seventh grader starting a new school, not the art school he was hoping for, and also not the one all his neighborhood friends go to. His parents are sending him to a private school known for it’s academic excellence, and he is one of the few kids of color to attend. Jordan has to learn how to find his place, and be true to himself, in both his new school, and with the new dynamic he has with his friends at home.This book tackles many issues, such as racism, bullying, and fitting in, with great style and a lot of humor. It’s a great addition to the graphic novel genre. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty
What a joy this book is! Mary Laura’s voice is one of clarity, knowing, realism and vulnerability, with a great deal of humor thrown in. Reading these essays is like an evening with good food and great company, and will leave you feeling nourished and fulfilled. Mary Laura reminds us to be kind to ourselves, to listen to our inner voice, and to be grateful for the amazing people we already are. This is a book you’ll return to time after time, and will never disappoint. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty