Monthly Archives: December 2016

SpecSisters Best of 2016:

My kids are using the Christmas-New Years hiatus to read Harry Potter 7 and Black Light Express (Railhead sequel), build Lego, persuade their father to take them to see Rogue One (twice!) and binge on the entirety of Trollhunters. And eat … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here?

illustration by Vanessa Brantley-Newton Here at the Brown Bookshelf, we’ve spoken often and long on the issues and ideas expressed in the Open Declaration. We do this work to lift up our young readers and show them how they can…

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Iris and the Tiger

  Iris and the Tiger begins as an old-fashioned adventure story. Iris, a twelve year old of mixed Chinese/Australian heritage, is sent to visit her Great Aunt Ursula Freer in her Spanish estate, ostensibly so that she will be a … Continue reading

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