Inside Out and Back Again

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai HarperCollins, 2011 272 pages The Vietnam War is kind of a nebulous area in my historical understanding. I know something about it--but only from an American perspective (how and why the U.S. got involved, our casualties, protests on the homefront). I know virtually nothing about the war … Continue reading Inside Out and Back Again

Open Doors, Open Hearts

The Story of Rosa Parks by Patricia A. Pingry; ill. by Steven Walker Candy Cane Press, 2007 26 pages In the late 1980s, my parents moved our family from a suburb of Los Angeles to a small town in the American South--and the color of my life changed overnight. From my earliest memories, I had … Continue reading Open Doors, Open Hearts