The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya

Arturo Zamora lives in a tight-knit community in Miami. His Abuela owns La Cocina de la Isla, a local Cuban restaurant. His entire family lives in his apartment complex. And he knows almost all of his neighbors because they like to frequent Abuela’s restaurant. But when a land developer comes to remodel the town all … Continue reading The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Today’s recommendation is quite peculiar. It’s a mix of text and photographs that come together to tell a haunting tale, making Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs the perfect summer thriller. I’m not going to say too much about this book because thrillers and mysteries are only worth reading if it hasn’t … Continue reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Seeking Refuge by Irene N. Watts and illustrated by Kathryn E. Shoemaker

A brief history lesson In an effort to rescue Jewish children from the Nazi regime, the Kindertransport was created. The United Kingdom waved immigration paperwork to allow these children to escape persecution. The first Kindertransport arrived in London in 1938, bringing two hundred Jewish children from Berlin. In the nine months preceding World War II, … Continue reading Seeking Refuge by Irene N. Watts and illustrated by Kathryn E. Shoemaker