In Always October, a middle grade novel by Bruce Coville, a well-intentioned blue monster fights an “orange-skinned, red-eyed, fang-mouthed” creature who is trying to unravel
I read The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster, for the first time three years ago, absorbing it as an adult and wishing it had been
Last fall, when we were planning our family trip to Washington, D.C., I asked each of my daughters to pick a museum we had to
[And another update: On June 22, 2017, Dr. Seuss Enterprises filed its first amended complaint, which is available here. There’s nothing surprising in it.
To satisfy the nostalgia that arrives annually with my birthday, I revisited Irene Hunt’s Up a Road Slowly, a 1966 coming-of-age novel that won the
Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu begins with these words: When I was born, my mother took one look at me and laughed. “She’s…