Creative Nonfiction

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DRAGON HOOPS by Gene Luen Yang

There are a lot of things to like about Dragon Hoops. I loved the in-depth individual looks at the players of the high school basketball team whose story Yang told, as well as features on the history of basketball and women’s role in the sport. The pacing is excellent. The art and the text play … Continue reading

SYLVIA & AKI by Winifred Conkling…LOVELACE NOMINEE 2014-15

Sylvia & Aki has a subtitle on the cover that reads: “Friendship know no barriers.”   The story, however, is not really about the friendship between the two girls.  It is told in alternating narrations by Sylvia Mendez, a young Mexican-American girl whose family is leasing a farm in Southern California in the 1940’s and who … Continue reading