Foreword Reviews

Aimee Jodoin, Book Reviewer

A former editor at Foreword Reviews, Aimee Jodoin now lives the library life in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She prefers to be surrounded by books of the contemporary literary and science fiction variety; her favorite authors are Haruki Murakami, Zadie Smith, Karen Russell, and Kazuo Ishiguro, though progressive debut novels are what truly give her joy. Her interests both in and out of books include feminism, healthy living, environmental sustainability, and cats. She is currently—perpetually—writing a novel, of course.

Book Review

3 Magic Dreams

by Aimee Jodoin

"3 Magic Dreams" is an offbeat trio of stories paired with inventive illustrations. Matt Bolton Art’s "3 Magic Dreams" is comprised of three short stories in rhyming verse with surrealist illustrations. In “Gilby,” a boy lives on... Read More

Book Review

Fade Away, or the Artist

by Aimee Jodoin

Fade Away, or The Artist is a literary novel about ennui, loneliness, and finding one’s place in the world. In Jeremy Rider’s literary novel Fade Away, or The Artist, a young man navigates new adulthood. Jimmy, who grew up in a... Read More

Book Review

Rae's First Day

by Aimee Jodoin

In the adorable and conscientious picture book Rae’s First Day, a girl with a limb difference has an empowering introduction to kindergarten. In Danny Jordan’s picture book Rae’s First Day, a child makes use of her differences to... Read More

Book Review

Ellery's Magic Bicycle

by Aimee Jodoin

Ellery’s Magic Bicycle is an uplifting picture book in which a girl forms a magical friendship that lasts throughout the years. In Maria Monte’s heartwarming picture book Ellery’s Magic Bicycle, a girl with a bike that seems to... Read More

Book Review

Letters from Mr. J B Fact Finder

by Aimee Jodoin

The entries of the encyclopedic "Letters from Mr. J B Fact Finder" are educational tidbits on a myriad of subjects. Varied and light, the topical essays of Joe W. Boyd’s "Letters from Mr. J B Fact Finder" gather interesting historical... Read More

Book Review

Seven Tails of Christmas

by Aimee Jodoin

Strong relationships are the foundation of a joyful life in the parabolic Christmas novella Seven Tails of Christmas. Rob Edwards’s pithy, sensitive novella "Seven Tails of Christmas" is about connections that form after a loss. Ellis,... Read More

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