As we speed towards the epic end of the year, lots of good news keeps on popping.
Also, last week, librarian Jonathan Hunt authored an interesting post on SLJ’s “Pondering Printz” blog, in which he mentioned Dream Country as a title that should have more Printz buzz.
Hunt writes, “Dream Country by Shannon Gibney, on the other hand, doesn’t have much Printz buzz despite fabulous reviews. It’s the story of one family across five generations and two countries: the United States and Liberia. This book is epic in every sense of the word, from the numerous characters and various settings to a deep exploration of how slavery and racism resonate through the history of two continents.”
Finally, Penguin Teen highlighted Dream Country in an article on “Books that offer understanding to the refugee experience,” this week.