Dragon Springs Road ~ Janie Chang

Date Completed: 2/3/2017 Rating: 10/10 Dragon Springs Road takes readers on a journey following Jialing's life. Called zazhong, a slang and pejorative term for a person of mixed Chinese and foreign heritage, Jialing is outcast from all her peers. At seven years of age, she is abandoned in the courtyard of an estate house she … Continue reading Dragon Springs Road ~ Janie Chang

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Mennonite in a Little Black Dress ~ Rhoda Janzen

Date Completed: 2/2/2017 Rating: 9/10 Rhoda Janzen really has a way with words. Her humor dripped off nearly every sentence in her book, and although she repeated her jokes every now and then, her humor was on point. My funny bone was struck with this memoir of going home. Janzen explores her adult life with … Continue reading Mennonite in a Little Black Dress ~ Rhoda Janzen

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda ~ Becky Albertalli

Date Completed: 1/31/2016 Rating 9/10 This book does not have a great into, in my opinion. However, the book goes all uphill from there. Simon, a junior in High School, is obviously at a stressful point in his life. He's figuring out where he fits in with his friends and family, making sure he keeps … Continue reading Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda ~ Becky Albertalli

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings ~ Maya Angelou

Date Completed: 1/29/2017 Rating:10/10 How do I even find the words to explain Maya Angelou's memoir? She's so beautifully well-versed and eloquent. At once sad and uplifting, Angelou's memoir rings true to her person, filled with stories that make up who she is. She broaches every subject from religion to growing up Southern and black, … Continue reading I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings ~ Maya Angelou