The slim novel based on the author’s family…

The slim novel based on the author’s family history told in a special format came through as another solid, but not outstanding offer. I applaud the author’s dexterity in composition and can see some young readers interested in ethnic personal histories reflected in fiction find book 77 a satisfying read, but it definitely won’t have wide appeal. (Not that wide appeal matters when I evaluate this for Newbery.)

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August 25, 2012 · 2:02 pm

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