April: An Introduction


Today is April 1st. Or is it? Maybe it isn’t. Maybe it’s actually March 31st and I’m writing this early. Or maybe it’s the morning of the 1st, like the wee hours of the morning and my eyes are trying to close but my typing fingers don’t know when to quit.

Or maybe I should just hush up and tell you what April is going to be all about. The official theme of the month is “History and Memory” and we, The Book Warriors, are going to be interpreting this theme in different and (rather unnecessary to say but I will anyway) creative ways.

We are going to probe into the meaning of histories, both individual and collective, landscapes just like we’re going to discuss the meaning of memory–what does a person’s memory mean to the definition of a person. Memory of incidents and perhaps and memory and history–whether one measures up to the other. Fun stuff like that.

Yash will be looking at some or all of the following:
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E. K. Johnston
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brandon Kiely
Far from You by Tess Sharpe
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Keilig

Janet will be reading stuff like Frances Hardinge’s Fly By Night to come up with great posts like she always does. We usually decide one week before the post is going up, to be honest. So things could change.

Me, I have Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace, This is the Story of You by Beth Kephart, Short Stories for Kids and Teens by Contemporary Shanghai Authors, Counting Thyme by Melanie Conklin, Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima and other review books that I need to review. There’ll be quite a few.

We also have a joint review of Booked by Kwame Alexander and Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan coming up. As well a blog tour with an author interview with Sarah Rees Brennan today. This month’s World of Word Craft posts feature Maggie De Vries and Jaclyn Moriarty! We’re excited to share both interviews with you.

Our fabulous Jane Whittingham continues with her equally fabulous “Notes from the Wild.” I don’t know about you guys but I love those cat pics.

So we’ve got a lot planned for this month! I hope you stick around and read with us!