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Flashback to November 2008

It’s time to look back at what I reviewed in November 2008!

Hip Hop Speaks to Children with CD: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat (A Poetry Speaks Experience)edited by Nikki Giovanni. From my review: “Giovanni’s introduction reads like poetry: “When humans were beginning to develop our own language, separate from the growls and howls, separate from the buzz and the bird songs, we used rhythm: A sound and a silence. With no silence, the sound is cacophonous. With no sound, the silence is a lonely owl flapping her wings against the midnight sun seeking a careless mouse.””

Madam President by Lane Smith. From my review: “A young girl imagines her life as President of the United States. Some of my favorite (fictional) Presidents are women. President PowersPresident Roslin( OK, not President of the US. But still.) And now Katy, who not only wants to be President — she lives her life as if she were President. She’s confident.”

About Elizabeth Burns

Looking for a place to talk about young adult books? Pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, and let's chat. I am a New Jersey librarian. My opinions do not reflect those of my employer, SLJ, YALSA, or anyone else. On Twitter I'm @LizB; my email is