Coming of Age in Palestine: A Brief Review of Naomi Shihab Nye’s Habibi

Habibi: A Novel by Naomi Shihab Nye Simon Pulse Publishing, 1997 ISBN: 0-689-80149-1 Given the recent media focus on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict (although recent might not be the best way to describe this conflict), it seems somewhat appropiate to look at a young adult/children’s book that focuses attention on the issue.  And is refreshing toContinue reading “Coming of Age in Palestine: A Brief Review of Naomi Shihab Nye’s Habibi”

A Little Torture With My Pirates: A Review of the Isle of 100,000 Graves

Vehlmann and Jason’s Isle of 100,000 Graves Fantagraphic Books, May 2011 ISBN 978-1-600699-442-9 Really, how could I have walked on by a graphic novel on the new shelf with a pirate ship and the mention of 100,000 graves and not pick it up. And so I found myself in the midst of another hectic weekendContinue reading “A Little Torture With My Pirates: A Review of the Isle of 100,000 Graves”