The 57 Bus ~ Dashka Slater

Rating: 5/5 Trigger warning for violence towards LGBT kids. This non-fiction story about two teens in Oakland, CA is absolutely heartbreaking and so necessary. This tells the story of Sasha, a transgender teen and senior in High School, middle class and white, who loves wearing skirts. And it also tells the story of Richard, a … Continue reading The 57 Bus ~ Dashka Slater


Fly Girls ~ Keith O’Brien

Rating: 3/5 This history novel mainly follows the story of five brave women and their journeys with flying in the early to mid-1900’s. Included is Amelia Earhart’s story, one of the most famous female pilots to date. Surprisingly, I found their story more interesting than I’d anticipated. O’Brien’s writing style lends itself well to this … Continue reading Fly Girls ~ Keith O’Brien

The Whole Brain Child ~ Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

Rating: 3/5 Short and sweet, this book was a good read for me, as an elementary classroom case manager, and I believe would be a good read for parents who like advice on parenting. Siegel and Bryson condense the information into 12 parts; each part describes ways to incorporate different component's of your child's brain into … Continue reading The Whole Brain Child ~ Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson