children’s books

2017’s National Book Award Winners

2017’s National Book Award Winners

The National Book Foundation awarded various National Book awards on November 15, 2017. The National Book Awards are given to one author each year in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature. There were 1,529 works submitted for review. 394 were in fiction, 553 in nonfiction, 245 in poetry and 337 in young […]

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The Female in Historical Fiction

The Female in Historical Fiction

Please refer back to my previous post, “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue,” for further context. Two weeks ago, I reviewed “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue,” a historical fiction novel written by creative genius, Mackenzi Lee. In the 797 words of my review, I summarized my feelings from when I first consumed […]

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An Interview with Professor Janaka Lewis

An Interview with Professor Janaka Lewis

Janaka Lewis was born and raised in Georgia and formally educated in North Carolina and the Chicago area. She is a self-proclaimed daughter of the South and southern spaces and loves to both teach and write about mobile women from the mid nineteenth-century through today. Through her teaching, she specializes in early African American narratives and also […]

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