In Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy by Edwina Dorch, we meet Jasmine, a 10-year-old, bright, spunky Black-American child and her 11-year-old brother, Frankie. We are led to surmise that they are growing up in the American South, perhaps sometime in the 40’s or 50’s. Her mother works as a housekeeper for a Caucasian family and Jasmine sees the stark contrast between her family and the family of her mother’s employer.
It is said that we each have one good book in us that we could write about our life. Meeting a capable writer like Corliss Corazza would make writing our personal book that much easier. This is what happened to Connie Castro Jackson. Cut Open the Sky written by Corliss Corazza is about Connie’s life and spirituality. It is an interesting story of personal growth, self-realization, and psychic transformation.
The Ghost of the Rio Grande by Gilberto Beto Garcia Jr. and Don A. Holbrook is a historical fiction book occurring between the years 1915 and 1919. Fabriciano Garcia, the Ghost of the Rio Grande, after killing a Texas Ranger who was threatening his family, inadvertently then becomes involved in an international plot by Germany to get the U.S. involved in a war with Mexico, thereby distracting the U.S. from entering the war in Europe on the side of England and France.
Broken by Braxton Cosby is a post-apocalyptic story which takes place in the United States following “The Big Drop.” The Big Drop is what occurred during a nuclear war after Russia invades the Ukraine. This attack awakened secret alliances and ignited inflation, which all led to World War and nuclear destruction… Some survivors of radioactive fallout and other consequences of the nuclear attack, exist among a wasteland called The Deadland in The Establishment.
Have you heard of the Switch Witch? Neither had I before reading this book. The switch witch is a holiday tradition that seems like a lot of fun. Children who do not want all of the sweet treats they collect on Halloween can call on the Switch Witch and trade their yummy sweets for some healthier treats or other fun items.