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Diversity Spotlight Thursday | #2

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A Diverse Book I’ve Read
As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom.

From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual. Chains is a beautifully written story set in the Revolutionary War. I'm not into many historical fi…
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The Little Red Wolf by Amélie Fléchais

Standalone. Diamond Book Distributors (Oct. 2017) NetGalley
Lose yourself in in the dark forests ofAmélie Fléchais' spectacular artwork. A young wolf, on a journey to bring his grandmother a rabbit, is charmed by the nice little girl who offers to help him... but nice is not the same as good. A haunting fairy tale for children and adults alike.


YES! I say yes to this book! Oh, how I love dark and twisted fairy tales... 


The narration of this beautifully told tale is perfect. I loved that it was a little wolf as the main character. I even liked the creepy little bunny he was keeping to take to his grandmother. 


A little wolf, wearing an infamous red cape, goes to give his grandmother a bunny that has been caught and killed. He is warned to avoid the forest of dead wood where a hunter and his daughter live. Of course, he wonders off and some interesting things happen along the way.


What really stood out for me was that the story was all about point of view. I liked that this was pointed …