Sunday, June 23, 2019

A Few Recent Reads

The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

It's so funny that I was looking up my review of Connor's previous book, All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, and realized I had the same issue with both of her books:


Why do authors do this? Cut 100 pages out and I could hand this to any of my students. But right now, I don't have anyone that I would make slog through the first half to get to the interesting ending. Even I skimmed to get to the action.


It's a good book, but I can't recommend it.


The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew

I teach in Asia and I want my students to be reflected on my library shelves. I am so happy to have The Shadow Hero to share with all of them, to learn the history of a little-known comic book character, and to see a comic hero that looks more like them.

Plus, it's funny.

I hope this isn't a one-off and that it becomes a series.

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