Monday, July 25, 2011

Camo Girl, By Kekla Magoon

A poignant novel about a biracial girl living in the suburbs of Las Vegas examines the friendships that grow out of, and despite, her race.

Publisher: Aladdin, 218 p.

Carmen, by Walter Dean Myers

A policeman's obsessive love for a tempestuous wig factory worker ends in tragedy in this updated version of Bizet's Carmen, set in Spanish Harlem, and told in screenplay format.

Publisher: Egmont USA, 122 p.