Tag Archives: Victoria Tomis

December 18

Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo Review by Victoria Tomis

In award-winning author Kate DiCamillo’s companion novel to Louisiana’s Way Home and Raymie Nightingale, DiCamillo turns the spotlight to the last of the Three Rancheros: scrappy and strong-willed Beverly Tapinski.    In the opening of Beverly, Right Here it’s August 1979 and the unflinchingly honest and stubborn 14-year-old hits the road, leaving her grungy Florida […]

August 29

Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen – Review by Victoria Tomis

Pilu of the Woods’s protagonist, Japanese-American elementary schooler Willow has monsters. A lot of them.   In Mai Nguyen’s debut graphic novel Pilu of the Woods the androgynous and bespectacled “Will” is of the precocious child achetype–she has an affinity for recognizing even obscure plants, and has facts about just about any of the flora […]