Catherine’s War by Julia Billet, illus. by Claire Fauvel

Review by Jane Diokpo

Catherine’s War, a graphic novel by French novelist Julia Billet, is based on the author’s mother’s true story. Set in France during World War II, it follows Rachel Cohen, a young Jewish teenager who starts off living at Sèvres Children’s Home in Paris. … More Catherine’s War by Julia Billet, illus. by Claire Fauvel

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Review by Ciara Javier

After losing his best friend Eddie in an accident, Tristan Strong is sent to his grandparents’ home in Alabama to heal from the loss. But on his first night there, Tristan encounters a sticky doll who attempts to steal Eddie’s journal, which contains folklores from both their grandmothers, and is Tristan’s last remaining connection to Eddie. … More Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia