Tween 9/11 stories that moved me
Hi everyone, this week I’m featuring a short selection of tween reads that touch on an event that has shaped our world in the last few decades and its impact on the young people today, especially those who identify as Muslims. I’m talking about the events that transpired on that fateful day on September 11th, 2001. Some of the titles I have selected for this week talk about the lives of Muslim tweens during that time…
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Hi everyone, I hope you are counting down the sleeps towards Christmas like my two nieces. There’s always something unexpected under their tree for them. This week’s review post is a small story I found quite by chance. Unlike the majority of us the tweens in this read have struggles I found hard to fathom.
Continue reading “Paper things by Jennifer Richard Jacobsen” →
Hello everyone, welcome to this first post in this wintry month of July. Since this month is a mixed group of reviews, I thought I’d start off with a contemporary adventure type story. If you’re after something that tackles a range of themes and issues then you might enjoy this as much as I did…
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Hi everyone, welcome to the last post for May. This week’s review post features a teen read that kept popping up on all sorts of book lists when I was researching this month’s theme. With mature themes and content, this is one of those that will surely be tagged as a ‘Modern Classic’!! Have a read of my review below…
Continue reading “The Crossover by Kwame Alexander” →
Hi everyone, I hope this month of February is treating you better than me. Having to endure some health issues over the last month or so has left me a bit behind in preparing my posts. So, please forgive me if the next few posts seem to have less body to them. In saying that, this week I’ll be discussing the advantages of reading adaptations of adult books more suitable for younger readers.
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Hi everyone, this week’s post will discuss my next favourite genre, Realistic or Contemporary Fiction. These stories will also take you on a journey of a different nature; one into the lives of tweens today. Be prepared with either tissues or a handkerchief when you read these…
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Hi all, this week’s post is a trio of teen reads set in the format of letters. To be honest, I was having trouble finding some but right at the last moment, I found a few!! See if you like them…
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Hi everyone, this extra post this week will give you another couple of teen reads on the loss of a loved one. I found these titles by accident to be honest, and I realised only after I’d read them the powerful message they both conveyed. I hope you can find these exceptionally written stories.
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Hi everyone, this week I’m sharing a review that is better suited for teenagers. You will find yourself transported into the wilds of the Lake District and into a story that showcases the outstanding talent that is Sita Brahmachari.
Continue reading “Kite Spirit by Sita Brahmachari” →
Hi everyone, this week’s post will be a personal story from chapters in my life where I have had to deal with grief, loss, and learn to live again. I hope you read this with an open mind as I don’t think of myself as someone who’s had to struggle much but has enough life experience to have learned this lesson quite young.
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