Reviews

Into Africa by Kerry McDonald

I am, of course, familiar with Stanley and Livingstone of "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" This novel, by Kerry McDonald, is told from the point of view of Dr. Livingstone's sister, Janet. When the book opens, no one has heard from David Livingstone for years. Everyone, except his sister, believes he is dead. Then the mail… Continue reading Into Africa by Kerry McDonald

Reviews, Women in History

Starlight in the Dawn: the Poetic Priestess Who Chose to Fight

(This review also appears on Paper Lantern Writers and Discovery) After teaching Mesopotamian history to sixth graders for many years, I wanted to love this book. It's not a time period that is overrun with historical fiction, and I love stories about real women. Starlight in the Dawn is very well researched and written. The… Continue reading Starlight in the Dawn: the Poetic Priestess Who Chose to Fight