March 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Book Review: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Publisher’s description A moving, lyrical debut novel about twins who navigate first love, their Jewish identity, and opposite results from a genetic test that determines their fate—whether they inherited their mother’s Huntington’s disease. Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. Viola prodigy Adina yearns to become a soloist—and to […]

Book Review: Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta

Publisher’s description Debuting on the New York stage, Zara is unprepared — for Eli, the girl who makes the world glow; for Leopold, the director who wants perfection; or for death in the theater. Zara Evans has come to the Aurelia Theater, home to the visionary director Leopold Henneman, to play her dream role in Echo […]

Teens Review War Books: Mythological, Historical, and Emotional

Teens often feel like they are misunderstood and at war with the rest of the world. These fiction titles will give them some strategies for coping on and off the battlefield of adolescence.

Snyder, Polacco, Bascomb Score 2014 Sydney Taylor Book Awards

The Association of Jewish Libraries has named Laurel Snyder, Patricia Polacco, and Neal Bascomb as the winners of its 2014 Sydney Taylor Book Award, which honors new books for children and teens that exemplify the highest literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience.

Pick of the Day: Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words

SCHUBERT, Leda. Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words. illus. by Gérard DuBois. 40p. further reading. notes. photos. CIP. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter. Sept. 2012. RTE $17.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-529-2. LC 2011033798.
Gr 1-3
–It is fitting that this superb picture-book biography is short on words and long on visuals. The spare text marvelously captures the essence of the artist, depicting a man whose choice to be silent was born of an awareness of the damages of war. Born in 1923 to a musical family who […]