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Nancy Powell, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Medusa

by Nancy Powell

Jessie Burton’s "Medusa" is a dazzling, engrossing retelling of a classic that’s delivered with a profound feminist twist. Eighteen-year-old Medusa has been exiled to an isolated, rocky island by Athena, who cursed her and turned her... Read More

Book Review

Plastic Girl

by Nancy Powell

"Plastic Girl" is a compelling cautionary tale set in a world where climate change has been taken to its logical extremes. In Jessica Maison’s young adult climate change novel "Plastic Girl", a teenager possesses the power to create... Read More

Book Review

Journeys from There to Here

by Nancy Powell

Journeys from Here to There is an enlightening social science text that asserts that welcoming immigrants is necessary to America’s progress and survival. Immigration attorney Susan J. Cohen’s humane social science book "Journeys... Read More

Book Review

Tink and Wendy

by Nancy Powell

In Kelly Ann Jacobson’s dark, contemporary retelling of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell’s unrequited love leads to bitter tragedy. Tink is a squatter at the abandoned Darling homestead. Peter Pan and Wendy are long dead, and Tink is a ghost... Read More

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Orpheus Rising

by Nancy Powell

"Orpheus Rising" is a magical, memorable middle grade adventure that handles a serious topic with narrative grace. Lance Lee’s "Orpheus Rising" is a modern allegorical retelling of the Orpheus myth. In it, a father-son team is pitted... Read More

Book Review

Code Blue

by Nancy Powell

"Code Blue" is a thoughtful and satisfying young adult novel set in a world where climate change has altered much. Marissa Slaven’s bold, ambitious young adult novel "Code Blue" tackles climate change in the politically divided United... Read More

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