{book} birth stories

Day Twenty-Four: The Baby on the Way  by Karen English Illus. Sean Qualls  Farrar Straus Giroux 2005 The Baby on the Way was not what I was expecting. I thought it was going to be about a boy who is feeling anxiety about a new baby sibling on the way. And maybe Jamal is and maybeContinue reading “{book} birth stories”

{book} girlchild

Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. Hardcover, 271 pages. borrowed from Library. When I’d first heard of Girlchild, I left with the impression that it would be a story set in a harsh landscape with a resilient and quirky young protagonist—ala Susan Patron’s Lucky or Kate DiCamillo’s India Opal. But this isContinue reading “{book} girlchild”