Tag Archives: Tara Warmerdam

December 02

Courage, Community, and Hope: Reading Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper – Review by Tara Warmerdam

Stella is a young girl you will remember long after the final page of this finely tuned and well written novel. She is a writer. Yes, I LOVE that she is a dedicated writer (who sneaks out at night to keep writing!) and we get to read her own words throughout the novel. It is […]

November 05

Black, White and All the Colors in Between: Reading Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine – Review by Tara Warmerdam

No one speaks of the chest in the corner, covered with a gray sheet and one end hanging off at an awkward angle. The gray sheet reminds Caitlin of a bird that cannot fly, floating and falling instead of flying through the air. Caitlin draws the chest covered with the sheet, replicating what she sees […]