Added by Allison on July 31, 2011 at 5:43am — No Comments
Off the east coast of Canada is an island that is home to Iceberg Alley. That island is a little smaller than California, slightly bigger than Japan, and twice the size of the entire United Kingdom. It also shares the same latitude as Paris, France and Seattle, Washington. Every summer, my husband and I visit my family there. It is my home province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Through my daily teasers, I introduced readers to some of the plentiful picture books about this unique island.…Continue
Added by Allison on July 17, 2011 at 6:59am — No Comments
When you start searching out works by Rita Williams Garcia, do check out her novels. This is where her strength lies. Some will disturb you. They will feel as real as the travails at your local high school. Others you will connect to and feel inspired by their end.
Added by Allison on July 11, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
The 80′s seemed to usher in a slew of movies about teens who found growing up more difficult than their peers. Being one of those teens, I found solace in those movies and wished for the same storylines in books. Not too many existed. I did not know about The Language of Goldfish by Zibby O’Neal at that time. Yet it also transcends that period, in being about a universal theme: the inevitability of change. I am glad to have discovered it.…Continue
Added by Allison on July 4, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments