Double Review: Two by Jason Reynolds

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and Youby Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. KendiOverall: 4 out of 5 stars Reynolds says over and over that this is NOT a history book, and I have to agree because this was way more readable than a history book,¬†especially because it felt like Reynolds was talking directly (and pretty informally) to […]

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

by Jason Reynolds Overall: 4 out of 5 stars Ten 6th-graders walk home from the same middle school and share the stories of their journeys. There’s a girl whose parents are over-protective and have finally let her walk home by herself. Another girl who keeps her mouth shut most of the day, but when it’s […]

As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds

by Jason Reynolds Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars Genie and his older brother, Ernie, are dropped off at their grandparents’ house for a few weeks in the summer so that their parents can try to repair their troubled marriage. Two city boys in the country with grandparents they barely know – what could go […]

Rebound by Kwame Alexander

by Kwame Alexander Overall: 4 out of 5 stars In this prequel to Crossover, which focused on the relationship between twin 7th grade basketball stars and their basketball superstar dad, Rebound tells the dad’s story of going through similar struggles of growing up. I wanted to like this so hard, because I loved the original […]