“21” The Story of Roberto Clemente ~ Wilfred Santiago

Date Completed:3/6/16 Rating:8/10 This is a story not only about baseball, but about Puerto Rico's absorption into the US and impact that had on Clemente and his friends and family. The graphic novel format lends itself to the many dimensional concept of life, and allows the reader to experience news papers, TV, letters, declarations, and … Continue reading “21” The Story of Roberto Clemente ~ Wilfred Santiago

Brown Girl Dreaming ~ Jacqueline Woodson

Date Completed: 3/1/16 Rating 10/10 I typically hate poetry. This book/compilation of free form poetry was amazing. Memoir style, Woodson's story speaks to the struggles, promises, and pitfalls of growing up as a black girl in the South and in the North, and how those experiences differ. Although this book is marketed as a middle … Continue reading Brown Girl Dreaming ~ Jacqueline Woodson