Reviews and Blog Posts: Historical

Cesar Chavez

Reviewer Rating:
4

This movie was produced by Diego Luna, which he has proven to be a great director. I believe the actors were also a great fit for their roles. The story was somewhat sped up because it was a two hour movie, but it was still done with integrity. I think...

Heresy

by S. J. Parris

Reviewer Rating:
3

An engaging historical thriller. I thought the drama was a bit over the top, at times, but an enjoyable read, nonetheless. I'm not much for thrillers in general, but the historical aspect definitely drew me in. This novel follows heretical priest, Giordano Bruno, as he flees the inquisition in Italy...

Gone, Gone, Gone

by Hannah Moskowitz

Reviewer Rating:
4

Told in alternating voices, this is the story of Lio and Craig, of dealing with loss and of finding each other. Lio was a "cancer kid"--he and his twin brother both had leukemia when they were 8. Lio survived. His twin didn't. Lio has survivor's guilt, and his family didn't...

A brief history of Montmaray

by Michelle Cooper

Reviewer Rating:
0
Tags:

Princess Sophie Fitzosborne lives in a crumbling castle on the isolated island kingdom of Montmaray. It's not much of a kingdom anymore, there are less than a dozen villagers living on the island and then the royal family itself - headed by Sophie's uncle, who's nearly mad. As political tensions...

The doll shop downstairs

by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Reviewer Rating:
0

This story follows three sisters in World War I era Brooklyn who help their parents run a doll repair shop. The girls love to play with dolls that have not been repaired yet, because they cannot afford to have dolls of their own. When the war starts, Papa can no...

Al Capone shines my shoes

by Gennifer Choldenko

Reviewer Rating:
4

In this sequel to Al Capone Does My Shirts, Moose, Natalie, and all the Alcatraz kids are back, and this time, Al Capone wants a favor for getting Natalie into a private school. Can Moose do what Al wants without anyone else figuring it out? There could be trouble if...

Mare's war

by Tanita S Davis

Reviewer Rating:
0

Octavia and Tali have been forced to go on a summer-long road-trip with their grandmother, Mare. Neither of them wants to go, but as they drive, Mare starts telling fascinating stories about her life growing up Black in the South and how she was a woman soldier during World War...

Highway robbery

by Kate Thompson

Reviewer Rating:
0

It's a freezing cold day when a galloping horseman stops beside a shivery street boy in London. The horseman offers the boy money to watch his horse. Soon interested kids, farmers, robbers, and soldiers all try to get the horse away from the boy. In the end, can you decide...

The evolution of Calpurnia Tate

by Jacqueline Kelly

Reviewer Rating:
0

Poor Calpurnia is living in a time when girls must learn to sew and cook and wear their hair all fancy in order to become good wives. Instead, Calpurnia would like to be a naturalist like Charles Darwin. She and her granddaddy have been collecting specimens and writing observations about...

My Uncle Emily

by Jane Yolen

Reviewer Rating:
4

This book is a wonderful introduction to Emily Dickinson, great American poet, as seen through the eyes of her nephew, Gilbert. The story highlights some well-known aspects about Dickinson, such as her love of nature and her reclusive way of living, as well as a few of her poems. The...

Syndicate content