• Trust, Trauma, and Family in Caela Carter’s Forever, or a Long Long Time

    Trust, Trauma, and Family in Caela Carter’s Forever, or a Long Long Time0

    Forever, or a Long Long Time Caela Carter Harper Collins March 7, 2017 Disclaimer: A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.   Trauma does not define a person, but it can cause seemingly endless aftershocks. Flora and Julian, a sister and brother who spent a considerable amount of

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  • Review: Train I Ride by Paul Mosier

    Review: Train I Ride by Paul Mosier0

    Train I Ride Paul Mosier Harper Collins January 24, 2017 Train I Ride is a middle grade novel that takes place over a days-long Amtrak ride from California to Chicago. Rydr is 12, soon to be 13, and must move to Chicago to live with her only remaining family member: a mysterious uncle who she

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  • Like a Huge Sleepover: The Cursed Child Midnight Release Party

    Like a Huge Sleepover: The Cursed Child Midnight Release Party0

    On Saturday, July 30, Harry Potter fans gathered around the world to celebrate the midnight release of The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany. As there are a number of Harry Potter fans here at Women Write About Comics we decided to check in and see what their release party experience was like and

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  • Dogears: The Power of Symbolism and Storytelling

    Dogears: The Power of Symbolism and Storytelling0

    Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation Edwidge Danticat & Leslie Staub Dial Books September 1, 2015 The complexity of immigration policy may be difficult to explain to a child, but many are affected by it. Saya’s mother is an undocumented Haitian immigrant who has been detained by ICE. To ease Saya’s suffering, her

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  • Picture This: Raggedy and the Cloud

    Picture This: Raggedy and the Cloud0

    This write-up is more personal than the other ones I’ve done so far, and I hope you will excuse me gushing for several minutes about some artists I love and admire. Sofia Prokofievna (b. 1928) is a Russian illustrator, poet, playwright, and, most importantly to me, the author of many original “fairy tales” for children.

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  • Warriors: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat

    Warriors: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat0

    On a normal day, there are three cats in my house causing trouble in their own unique ways, but since my 10-year old discovered Erin Hunter’s Warrior series, I sometimes have five to six felines to care for. Sometimes more. My eldest becomes Cinderleaf, a medicine cat, her friend is Lionpaw, an apprentice training to

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