Chop Suey Nation by Ann Hui

It’s no surprise to most of us that the Chinese food we adore is an adapted, Canadian version, different from meals enjoyed in China. I have memories of visiting a local Chinese restaurant and watching my father ask for the ‘other menu.’ He would choose something that I couldn’t pronounce or even describe, but was... Continue Reading →

Not-Yet-Classic Christmas Tales

Winter and the holiday season often find families reviving traditions from years past. For those that celebrate Christmas, there are tons of fun stories to read with the little ones in your life. Grab a book and create your own tradition! The 12 Sleighs of Christmas by Sherri Duskey Rinker is a delightful take on... Continue Reading →

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

How long is an elevator ride? 30 seconds? 60? What could possibly happen during the trip from top to bottom? Jason Reynolds’ Long Way Down jams an entire delightfully moody YA novel into one short journey. Will Hollowman is just a kid, who through no fault of his own is living a life that keeps... Continue Reading →

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