Category Archives: Multicultural

The Border by Steve Schafer

TJ Burns — August 2017 Pato, Arbo, Gladys, and Marco are such genuine, well-developed characters, I feel I know them — really know them. I had a stake in their fate – I needed to see them through their trials, … Continue reading

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The Big L Hotel by Sjoerd Kuyper

TJ Burns — June 21, 2017 Fantastic! Creative! Refreshingly original! Surprises at every turn (and there were a lot of turns)! Kos is a sympathetic, interesting, and entertaining character — I loved following his thoughts and being privy to his … Continue reading

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Lou Lou and Pea and the Mural Mystery by Jill Diamond

TJ Burns — February 11, 2017 I had a wonderful time reading this with my 9-year-old daughter! We both loved the mystery and the puzzle-solving. I was so proud that my daughter solved the riddle, and the mystery, before the … Continue reading

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It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

TJ Burns — December 23, 2016 Entertaining, educational, emotional, and informative. I read It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel with daughter and it constantly provided us with food for long discussions. Since I grew up in the US at the same … Continue reading

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