A Starlight Woman, as I would define her, is a woman who basically has everything, or at least everything that our society values.
Binti is inextricably linked to her people via their traditions and beliefs, but she also desperately wants to learn, and this internal conflict sets the tone ...
Constant vigilance, it seems, is the only way to make a difference in the world's view of who is important, and who is not.
On an island where magic is contained by a forest of wizard-trees in a place called the Barrow, an eleven-year-old boy named Oscar lives in the basement of a magician's shop
Every night, I waited for Peter Pan to take me to Neverland. That's not a joke. All you preteens waiting for your Hogwarts letter had no idea how bad it could really be. I wasn't old enough to even consider that Peter Pan might be fictional. I really waited. And waited.
This month I'll be reading The Real Boy by Anne Ursu, about a young magician's hand. Check out this review by Corrine Duyvis for disability in kidlit.
So it's a new year again, and although January first means nothing in terms of the earth actually circling the sun, I suppose two thousand or so years of tradition count for something.