Anything But Typical ~ Nora Raleigh Baskin

Rating: 4/5 I'm not as well versed in books that are first person perspective from someone on the Autistic spectrum, so I'm not sure I'm the best person to seek advice from with regards to this book, but I will say that overall I enjoyed this story. Jason Blake is twelve years old, and a … Continue reading Anything But Typical ~ Nora Raleigh Baskin

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The Bridge Home ~ Padma Venkatraman

Rating: 5/5 I absolutely adored this heartbreaking yet hopeful middle grade novel. Viji and Rukku, two young sisters, run away from an abusive home and find their way living on the streets of Chennai, one of the big cities in India. Rukku, with her developmental disability, is often more trusting of people, and can be … Continue reading The Bridge Home ~ Padma Venkatraman

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes ~ Eleanor Coerr

Rating: 5/5 Sadako is a character I fell in love with. Her enthusiasm for life despite all odds filled me with hope. Sadako is a young girl living in Hiroshima. She is lively and athletic, a runner on her school's racing team. However, she is diagnosed with leukemia, and goes to the hospital for medicine. … Continue reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes ~ Eleanor Coerr