Reviews and Blog Posts: dysfunctional families

Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures

by Kate DiCamillo

Reviewer Rating:
5

I was delighted to learn that Flora and Ulysses won the Newbery Award.  This book is a treat.  It’s a quirky but heartfelt story about a girl and a squirrel. 

Lotería : a novel

by Mario Alberto Zambrano

Reviewer Rating:
5

Lotería is a dark tale told from the perspective of a young Mexican girl punctuated by vivid illustrations of lotería cards. The cards act as vignettes that slowly reveal the causes of why narrator Luz Castillo is in foster care while her sister is in the intensive care unit, her...

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