Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is the queen of storytelling. Her unique characters and captivating tales create stories that stay with us long after we finish them. She first stole my heart in Because of Winn-Dixie, illuminated my world in The Tale of Despereaux, and has now reminded me of the power of friendship in Raymine Nightingale. Raymie … Continue reading Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

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Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà Lai

Mai envisioned spending her summer vacation on the beautiful sunny beach of California, toes in the sand, best friend by her side, surrounded by boys. Instead, she finds herself in the hot, smelly, unknown countryside of Vietnam. Mai’s parents thought it would be good for her to connect to her roots and accompany her grandmother … Continue reading Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà Lai