Realistic Fiction/Fantasy/Graphic Novels

Annotation: Zusak, M. (2019). The Book Thief. Sydney, New South Wales: Picador/Pan Macmillan Australia. Summary: The Book Thief is the story of Death’s encounter with a little girl during The Holocaust and the way she helps him recognize the power of the human spirit and its indomitableness even in the middle of one of humanity’sContinue reading “Realistic Fiction/Fantasy/Graphic Novels”

Historical Fiction

Bibliography: Williams-Garcia, R. (2019). One Crazy Summer. Farmington Hills, Mich: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company. 2. Summary: One Crazy Summer is the story of sisters Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern and their experiences visiting with their estranged Black Panther Mother, Cecile. The book is told from the perspective of Delphine, the oldestContinue reading “Historical Fiction”

Non-Fiction/Informational Texts

Citation: Montgomery, S., & Bishop, N. (2007). The Tarantula Scientist. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Summary: In The Tarantula Scientist, Sy Montgomery takes the reader through a journey to the southern hemisphere inside the dense jungle of French Guiana, where Sam Marshall, a tarantula researcher and specialists, makes his nightly rounds visiting tarantula burrows, studying the woolyContinue reading “Non-Fiction/Informational Texts”

Traditional/Folk Literature

Bibliography: Kimmel, E. A., Hyman, T. S., & Jackson, G. (2019). Hershel and the Hanukkah goblins. Solon, OH: Findaway World, LLC. 97808234076993. Plot Summary: Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins is the story of a man who stumbles across a small town on the first night of Hanukkah. He is hungry and tired. So, he isContinue reading “Traditional/Folk Literature”