After Zero [Christina Collins]

I’ll be thoroughly frank here, I didn’t really know much about selective mutism prior to reading this book. I knew a little, but certainly not enough. Even so, I did a bit of reading and while I do find the subject broached rather impressively by Collins throughout her book, After Zero, other aspects of the…

Finding Gobi (The Young Reader’s Edition) [Dion Leonard]

Finding Gobi is a truly heartwarming story about a young dog adopted by a racer some time after their race together when they meet. I had read the children’s book prior to reading the young reader’s edition and the interesting thing is that Gobi’s story is much darker and much longer than the brightly illustrated…

The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle [Victoria Williamson]

The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle is one of those books that really makes you think. Victoria Williamson has done an absolutely fantastic job capturing the lives and the stories of these two young girls; Reema, a refugee from Syria, and Caylin, the daughter of an impoverished alcoholic who responds to her struggles by…