Foreword Reviews

Laura Leavitt, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Believing Is Seeing

by Laura Leavitt

"Believing Is Seeing" is a concise scientific work concerned with human visual perception. Michael W. Levine’s "Believing Is Seeing" is an accessible overview of the many ways that human eyes differentiate the light and stimuli they... Read More

Book Review

Mansour's Eyes

by Laura Leavitt

Ryad Girod’s haunting novel, Mansour’s Eyes, is threaded with Middle Eastern cultural and geopolitical sagas. Hussein was an anguished observer on the the day his friend, Mansour, was led through the streets and decapitated in the... Read More

Book Review

"Issues"

by Laura Leavitt

“Issues“ is a satisfying novel that handles love and betrayal through excellent foreshadowing and near-miss interactions. In Sharon St. John’s complex, fascinating novel “Issues“, betrayal and deception cross family lines; how... Read More

Book Review

Jazz Fly 3

by Laura Leavitt

Between its colorful, dynamic illustrations and clever linguistic elements, "Jazz Fly 3" is truly magnifique. Matthew Gollub’s glamorous picture book "Jazz Fly 3" is full of fun, music, and adventure—as fun to read as it is to listen... Read More

Book Review

WWII + VI

by Laura Leavitt

"WWII + VI" is a pleasing memoir that combines world events with personalized accounts of surviving the war. Johan Zwaan’s memoir "WWII + VI" focuses on his early childhood experiences of the war and its aftermath in the Netherlands.... Read More

Book Review

Modesty

by Laura Leavitt

Hafsa Lodi’s thoughtful Modesty: A Fashion Paradox focuses on fashion’s growing trend toward modesty and how pop culture interprets that trend. Lodi, who wears modest clothing herself, is an American fashion journalist who lives in... Read More

Book Review

Stone Motel

by Laura Leavitt

Set in the wilds of rural Louisiana, "Stone Motel" brims with joy and pain. Morris Ardoin’s memoir is filled with snapshots of Cajun life, labyrinthine in their detail. Ardoin’s parents were blue-collar professionals who pooled their... Read More

Book Review

Mikkee the Martian

by Laura Leavitt

"Mikkee the Martian" is a diverting middle grade alien story focused on a cross-cultural adventure at the fair. In Peter Locke’s latest installment of the middle grade science fiction series Mikkee The Martian, the excitement and... Read More

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