Volume IX Issue 3: Open Theme
In this issue’s open theme, reviewers share their thoughts about narratives that introduce new ideas about the world, new actions to take, and new ways of knowing.
Books such as My First Book of Korean Words: An ABC Rhyming Book and Samira and the Skeletons delight while presenting new ways of seeing the world. Not all ways of knowing are easy, however. Some are quite painful, as in Asking for It, Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story, The Raven’s Children, and Bone Gap, which are exceptional books for older readers. Others invite us into magical worlds or reality touched by magic, as in The Head of the Saint and The Lie Tree, two novels that highlight what can be learned through the discovery of hidden truths. Then, there are books for middle readers such as Somewhere Among and Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey that highlight intercultural experiences that are both enlightening and thoughtful.
This issue presents a number of deeply moving books that will touch your heart, and compel you to think about the world as it is, as well as inspire you to take action to create a better world. Enjoy and think about submitting for our next issue! Due: May 15, 2017.
Holly Johnson, Editor