The Cover Wars

Judging books by their covers and back copies – because that’s what we all do when wandering through bookstores and libraries. Does the Vanishing Island really exist? And if so, what treasure—or terrible secret—was hidden by its disappearance? It’s 1599, the Age of Discovery in Europe. But for Bren Owen, …

Review: Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story by Reem Faruqi with illustrations by Lea Lyon

Hardcover, 32 pages Published June 1st 2015 by Tilbury House Publishers Source: Author The review for this book could not come at a more relevant period as it is the month of Ramadan currently and Muslims all around the world are fasting. Fasting in this sense means abstaining from food …

The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita Engle with art by Sean Qualls

Hardcover, 192 pages Published April 4th 2006 by Henry Holt and Co. Source: Library Margarita Engle brings to vivid life the poet slave of Cuba, Juan Francisco Manzano. The book is based on a partial autobiography that Juan wrote after he escaped the slave owner and bought himself liberty. (The …