The World Beneath

Title: The World Beneath : A Novel Author: Janice Warman Genre: Fiction / Middle / High / YA Publisher: Candlewick Release Date: 2016 Pages: 159 pp. Source: 978 0 7636 7856 2 “At the height of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle, a boy must face life decisions that test what he believes …. Joshua lives with his…

The Tortoise and the Princess

Title: The Tortoise and the Princess Series: African Story Time Vol. 3 Author: Oke Ikeogu and Okey Nwafor (illus.) Genre: Folklore / Elementary / Middle Publisher: Manila Publishers / African Books Collective (dist.) Release Date: 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 69 pp. Source: ISBN: 978-978-944-011-5 Connected stories tell about the time when animals and people lived…

Black Dove White Raven

Title: Black Dove White Raven Series: Through My Eyes Author: Elizabeth Wein Genre: Historical Fiction / Middle / High / YA Publisher: Disney / Hyperion Release Date: 2015 Pages: 357 pp Source: ISBN 9781423183105 This historical novel for young adult readers is a remarkable achievement. First of all, the novel has a great plot. It…

Blood Ties

Title: Blood Ties Author: Zimkhitha Mlanzel Genre: Fiction, Young adult, High School Publisher: Cover2Cover Release Date: 2014 Pages: 144 pp. Source: ISBN: 978-0-9946516-0-0 Blood Ties depicts South Africa’s Cape Town minus the varied neighborhoods and complexities that characterize large cities. But the novel provides the setting in which two high school girls try to carve…

Rebels by Accident

Title: Rebels by Accident Author: Dunn, Patricia Genre: Fiction / Middle and High School Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Release Date: 2014 Pages: 310 pp. Source: ISBN 978 1 4926 0138 8 “After everyone at her first party ends in jail, Mariam is sent to stay with her grandmother in Cairo, where she becomes involved in the…