America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie | Book Review

America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie has all the promise of excellent reading. It is about a strong woman in history whose story I haven’t yet heard. It is set during a fascinating time period. There is a hint of romance within the jacket copy on the back of the book. By […]

Juba!: A Novel by Walter Dean Myers | Book Review

The thing about Walter Dean Myers’s books is that there is something for everybody. Walter Dean Myers was a prolific writer with books about young adults of color that span a wide variety of genre and situations. Juba!: A Novel is the last book that Myers wrote and for the most part it is a book […]

Cleopatra’s Shadows by Emily Holleman | Book Review

Review + Summary – Cleopatra’s Shadows by Emily Holleman explores the story and motivations of Cleopatra’s sisters Arsinoe and Berenice in her debut novel.

The Tiger Queens by Stephanie Thornton | Book Review

I feel like I have treated The Tiger Queens: The Women Of Genghis Khan by Stephanie Thornton a bit unfairly. You see, I had signed up for a blog tour for this book before I had that one life turning point and so, it took me forever to work up the energy to read this […]

Allison: The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age | Myra MacPherson | Book Review

My first introduction to Victoria Woodhull came when I was responsible for helping TA an undergraduate class. I had to pre-screen the DVD which we were going to show in class so that I could come up with questions for the quiz. I was immediately captivated by this woman and couldn’t help but wonder why […]

Hideous Love | Stephanie Hemphill | Book Review

I get kind of excited about books that take on historical figures and really sort of bring them to life. I love learning about the lives of real people from the past. Stephanie Hemphill takes on the story of Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley in Hideous Love, a young adult verse novel. I am on the fence about […]