Little Princes ~ Connor Grennan

Date Completed: (8/1/2015) Rating: 6/10 Connor, the main character of this memoir, is somewhat aware of his privilege. This is why I would recommend it, although not terribly highly. He journeys to Nepal by chance, picking the little town of Godavari and the orphanage called Little Princes out of a hat as a volunteer abroad experience. … Continue reading Little Princes ~ Connor Grennan

Whistling Past the Graveyard ~ Susan Crandall

Date Completed: (7/25/2015) Rating: 8/10 This was an excellent read. It took me a little while to get into, but once I reached the 20th page I could feel myself getting sucked in by the speed of action and the character’s stories. I would recommend it. I think part of why I had trouble getting … Continue reading Whistling Past the Graveyard ~ Susan Crandall

The Dressmake of Khair Khana ~ Gayle Lemmon

Date Completed: (6/10/2015) Rating: 7/10 Gayle Lemmon, a journalist, travels around the world collecting stories, particularly of women and even more particularly of women in hard times. Lemmon writes in this novel the story of Kamila Sidiqi and her sisters’ foray into business as dressmakers during the Taliban regime. Their parents, as supporters of Massoud, the … Continue reading The Dressmake of Khair Khana ~ Gayle Lemmon

This One Summer ~ Jillian and Mariko Tamaki

Date Completed: (6/5/2015) Rating: 8/10 This was a really good read. I would recommend it to anyone interested in real-life snapshots of teenagers. This One Summer left me feeling very confused about where the story went. It was beautifully drawn, although the mother looked really old and I wasn’t sure why. I really wanted them to … Continue reading This One Summer ~ Jillian and Mariko Tamaki