The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan and Peter Sis

Seven books by LatinX writers. One class set of each. None of which I’ve read before. I started work at a new school the semester, in the same district but at a new site, which turned out to be the same site as my old school, namely, my kitchen table. But the new school uses different novels for seventh grade so I’ve been on my … Continue reading The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan and Peter Sis

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis

My second  book for Non-fiction November is a kids book, a little kids book.  This makes reviewing it something of a challenge for me. While I do read Young Adult fiction on a regular basis both for work and, sometimes, for pleasure, I rarely read books for elementary readers.  My school’s librarian had this one on display so I picked it up. But how do … Continue reading The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis