Mya’s Strategy to Save the World by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Review by Jennifer Irvine

Social activist and seventh grader Mya Parsons is well on her way to building her resume as a future employee of the United Nations. She’s the head of the Kids for Social Justice Club (KSJ) at her school and wants to change the world filled with poverty and persecution. … More Mya’s Strategy to Save the World by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

Review by Jennifer Irvine

Fionn Boyle has lot to deal with in his 11-year-old life in Dublin. His dad died before he was born, his mother suffers from depression, and his 13-year-old sister Tara has turned into a self-absorbed, heartless teenager. When he and Tara are shipped off to the island of Arranmore for the summer, things only get worse. … More The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel

Review by Jennifer Irvine

Create strong, capable girls, include diverse characters, throw in some bullying to overcome, include a missing or dead father, and round it out with a mystery to solve. All of these elements and more keep The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane rolling along like a well-played English football. … More The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel