The Weaver’s Scar for our Rwanda

Title: The Weaver's Scar for our Rwanda Author: Brian Crawford Genre: Fiction / Middle / YA Publisher: Royal Fireworks Press Release Date: 2014 Pages: 169 pp. Source: ISBN 978-0-89824-477-9 In his engaging novel, The Weaver’s Scar, Brian Crawford introduces young readers to the 1994 Rwandan genocide through the eyes of a young boy called Faustin.…

When You Dance with a Crocodile

Title: When You Dance with a Crocodile Author: Müller, E Genre: Speculative Fiction, Elementary, Middle School Publisher: Wordweaver Release Date: 2013 Pages: 114 pp. Source: ISBN 9789991687841 “‘Continue if you dare’ flashes across the computer screen as Helena’s father tests out a new computer game on her. The game is said to be extremely dangerous…

Mysterious Traveler

Title: Mysterious Traveler Author: Peet, Mai and Elspeth Graham ; Lynch, P.J. (illus.) Genre: Fiction, Elementary. Picture Book Publisher: Candlewick Release Date: 2013 Source: ISBN 978-0-7636-6232-5 “Already an old man, desert guide Issa has seen thousands of dawns. One particular morning, however, the desert reveals something new; something that changes his life. Tucked away in…