The Red Scarf Girl Review

Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution So, I actually won a copy of this book on a Goodreads giveaway (Find me on Goodreads here  – I’m addicted to it!) and was very excited to get it in the mail. This book is breathtaking in its window into China during a volatile and scary… Continue reading The Red Scarf Girl Review

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Al Capone Does My Shirts Goodreads says: A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards’ families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister. Today I moved to a twelve-acre rock covered with cement, topped with bird turd… Continue reading Al Capone Does My Shirts

A Long Way to Chicago

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck  Goodreads says: And there’s more, as Joey and Mary Alice make seven summer trips to Grandma’s — each one funnier than the year before — in self-contained chapters that readers can enjoy as short stories or take together for a rollicking good novel. In the tradition of American… Continue reading A Long Way to Chicago