creedtanner's Book Reviews

Firekeeper’s Daughter Angeline Boulley

Firekeeper’s Daughter Angeline Boulley

In this YA thriller with a Native teen at its center, Firekeepers Daughters opens upon a small Canadian town over the border from the U.S., embedded with indigenous culture, yet still discriminatory and separate, and above all a small town hiding dark secrets. Daunis, a fierce hockey player, sister and friend, bridges the divide in […]


Almost American Girl Robin Ha

Almost American Girl Robin Ha

Do you love graphic novels with authentic female leads and true stories of teens finding their ways? “Almost American Girl” by Robin Ha is a must read! Chronicling the author’s move from South Korea to the US in the 90’s, a teenager forced by her mother to adapt to an entirely new world. Entering the […]


Angel of Greenwood Randi Pink

Angel of Greenwood Randi Pink

The year is 1921 in this fictional tale of two teenagers growing up and falling in love in historic Greenwood, or Black Wall Street, in Tulsa Oklahoma days before the horrific race massacre. Isaiah is secretly an intelligent poet and deep thinker, but he hides his true self behind the persona of a mischievous troublemaker. […]


Race to The Sun  Rebecca Roanhorse

Race to The Sun Rebecca Roanhorse

Race to the Sun is an exciting story, full of adventure, friendship and humor. Seventh grader Nizhoni Begay can see monsters, often disguised as humans, and one shows up at her house trying to kill her and lure her brother and father away to nefarious uses.  Using Dino, or Navajo, mythology as a backdrop, Nizhoni […]



Circe Madeline Miller

Circe Madeline Miller

A tale both dark and inspiring, the novel Circe weaves a fresh take on an old greek legend. We begin with Circe’s goddess birth in the land of the sun god Helios. But Circe quickly becomes an outcast for her lack of beauty and godly powers and ends up banished to an island. The story […]


Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World    Penelope Bagieu

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Penelope Bagieu

The women in Brazen are unconventional, brave, and determined. Readers are introduced to a diverse array of interesting and feisty characters.  The tales in the book span both the globe and history. The women in the stories are from all backgrounds and fields.  A common thread is that the women defy social norms, follow their […]


Woven in Moonlight  Isabel Ibañez

Woven in Moonlight Isabel Ibañez

A rich fantasy tale, Woven in Moonlight wraps the reader in the suspense full of intrigue, magic and revolution. Ximena is a young girl who can weave moonlight into magic thread and tapestries. She is also a decoy for the royal condesa of a people who have been pushed to the margins of their kingdom […]


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