Book & Movie Reviews

The Risk of Us

By Rachel Howard Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019, ISBN: 978-1-328-58882-1, 198 pages, $23 “The Risk of Us” tells the story of a California couple hoping to add to their family in this fictional memoir-style novel. Author […]

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Little Lost Monkey

By Jim Kenny Art by Carla Mann with Karen Holtzclaw Stone Belt Press, 2017, ISBN: 978-0-9989456-0-6, 55 pages, $27 When Chipper Wump’s father leaves home and never returns and then his mom is captured by […]

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Kit Coyote: A Brave Pup

By Rosemary Zibart With artwork by Sandi Wright and Ryon Harding Z Productions, 2016, ISBN: 978-0-9975706-0-1, 32 pages, $9 Every day children are removed from abusive and neglectful situations with their birth families and moved […]

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Out of Harm’s Way

by Richard J. Gelles Oxford University Press, 2017, ISBN: 978-0-19-061801-8, 186 pages, $27.95 I was excited to get my copy of Richard Gelles’ widely awaited new book, “Out of Harm’s Way.” Gelles is one of […]

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Girl Unbroken

By Regina Calcaterra and Rosie Maloney William Morrow Publishing, 2016, ISBN: 978-0-06-241258-4, 401 pages, $15.99 Rosie Calcaterra grew up safe and protected by her older sisters and brother. Abandoned and abused by their mother, Rosie […]