We have just recently concluded our Girl Power and Women’s Wiles bimonthly theme. And as such, we’d like to share a summary of the books we managed to review and those we would still like to recommend though we didn’t have a chance to feature them here. I’d try to arrange them according to genre. Click on the image and the link to be taken to our reviews of the book.
Picture Book Biographies/ Nonfiction MG-YA Novels
Me… Jane by Patrick McDonnell - a picture book biography of Jane Goodall
Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo and illustrated by Julia Denos – a picture book biography of Audrey Hepburn – reviewed by Fats
More Picture Books
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans - reviewed by Fats
Jessica by Kevin Henkes - reviewed by Fats
Stella, Star of the Sea by Marie-Louise Gay – reviewed by Fats
Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter by Diane Stanley – reviewed by Fats
Girl Power and Newbery Medal books
The research that I am doing at present has something to do with themes and trajectories in award-winning Filipino children’s books as part of my conference presentation in Boston this June. As such, I was able to read quite a number of manuscripts that talk about girl power and award-winning young adult fiction novels. I made sure to borrow a few in keeping with our theme. Here are several Newbery titles that we managed to review.
There were a few more books that we read and borrowed from the library but did not have a chance to feature during this period. You might want to check out these Newbery Medal books that highlight female protagonists if you have a chance.
YA Fiction and Adult Lit
Here are a few other award-winning YA fiction/adult lit novels that you might want to explore.
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness - a focus on the Silence of Viola Eade
The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness – a focus on the healing powers of Mistress Coyle
The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - a special focus on the character of Katniss Everdeen – reviewed by Iphigene
The Crow Girl by Bodil Bredsdorff as reviewed by Fats
Best Friends by Anna Wilson and illustrated by Nicola Slater – a Quill Junior contribution
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall – reviewed by Iphigene
Please Look After Mother by Kyung-Sook Shin – reviewed by Iphigene
Since we didn’t have a featured poet for our Poet’s Sanctum, we decided to feature poets that speak of womanity and celebrate what it is like to be female for Poetry Friday. Here are a few poets we have featured during our bimonthly theme.