This Week’s Reviews

Wage Slaves
Daria Bogdanska | Conundrum Press | 9781772620368 | May 2019
Wage Slaves is part call to arms and part migrant memoir. . . . But Bogdanska isn’t cynical, and she believes that consumer action is ultimately less significant than action by the people who are most affected: the workers themselves.”—Book Riot

Rat Time
Keiler Roberts | Koyama Press | 9781927668702 | September 2019
“With a quiet authority she can imbue the seemingly trivial with a universal profoundness; life’s quieter moments having an echoing resonance that we can all identify with. Because in a Keiler Roberts book the richness of the human experience is embedded in the very minutiae of existence.”—Broken Frontier

Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence
Aimee Ng, Alexander J. Noelle, Xavier F. Salomon | D Giles | 9781911282433| October 2019
“A sumptuously illustrated, 496-page cataloge chock full of the erudition that Frick projects are known for.”—Arts Journal CultureGrrl

The Tiny Journalist 
Naomi Shihab Nye | BOA Editions | 9781942683728 | April 2019
“These are refinements of language that poets spend a lifetime perfecting. Neatly designed and arranged, they imbue the speaker of the poem with both lucidity and plain-spokenness.”—Poetry Northwest

An Orphanage of Dreams
Sam Savage | Coffee House Press | 9781566895309 | January 2019
“With his last literary breath, Sam Savage has once again given readers insight into those we may think to pass by hurriedly or who we might not notice at all.”—Big Other

The Boy with the Butterfly Mind
Victoria Williamson | Floris Books/Kelpies | 9781782506003 | November 2019
“This heartbreaking book about the pain of divorce is a must-buy for all elementary libraries. . . . Jamie’s perspective is sure to help increase understanding about the difficulty of living with severe ADHD. The plot flows quickly and readers will likely find themselves experiencing strong emotions throughout this powerful novel.”—Youth Services Book Review

An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends
Theresa Breslin, illus. Kate Leiper | Floris Books | 9781782505952 | October 2019
“Each tale is beautifully illustrated with drawings on every page done in chalk pastel on paper with occasional use of ink and acrylic paint. . . . The tales are absolutely fascinating including dragons, Monsters (Loch Ness), Selkies, Goblins, Faeries and more.”—Youth Services Book Review

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