In each fairy tale, the characters often have a bunch of props with magical powers. What if all of the props in each fairy tale is stored in a library room called the “Grimm Collection,” where only a number people know about it....

No Comments brightbookreaders Read More

The book I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives is based on the true story of the friendship between Caitlin and Martin. This inspiring story explains that people with different background can connect when they are willing to communicate for understanding and support....

No Comments brightbookreaders Read More

In different generations, from different countries, with different stories, three young refugees embark on a life-risking journey with their family in the novel Refugee by Alan Gratz, fleeing their hometowns in search for a new life of freedom, peace, and happiness....

No Comments brightbookreaders Read More

It is extremely difficult to survive a zombie apocalypse. It is even harder to survive when you are all alone, surrounded by a raft of zombies. Somehow, Jack, a mindless but plucky boy, manages to survive. So far. In the series of The Last Kids on Earth, Max Brallier describes Jack’s adventure of staying alive and saving the world....

No Comments brightbookreaders Read More

The One and Only Ivan delivers a story of compelling events and captivating characters, taking readers on a journey through the lives of animals as they explore the outside world from inside their cage....

No Comments brightbookreaders Read More

Have you ever wondered what happened after the booming, legendary, world-famous Harry Potter series? Then the rehearsal script edition of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, is the answer to your thoughts. ...

1 Comment brightbookreaders Read More

In her memoir The Distance Between Us, Reyna Grande reflects on her rough childhood and teenage years. Her story recounts those heart-breaking moments and her growth through the dark time in her life....

No Comments brightbookreaders Read More

It is commonly known that the moon is a key force for controlling gravity and tide waves. What will happen to us if the moon is off track? We might not want to imagine the consequences since it could raise immense concerns, but Susan Betha Pfeffer’s science fiction novel “Life as We knew it” delineates an imaginary aftermath of such a disastrous moment for us. ...

No Comments brightbookreaders Read More

Bang! The gun shot. In the blink of an eye, a boy fell to the ground. In the book “Ghost Boys” by Jewell Parker Rhodes, black boy Jerome Rogers felt his spirit fading and rising up high in the clear, blue sky…...

2 Comments brightbookreaders Read More

You’ve probably heard of a lot of superpowers, like flying, being invisible, or turning into steel. In the captivating novel “When” by Victoria Laurie, Maddie Fynn was born with the powers to see everyone’s death date. Maddie grew up without a father and lived with a alcoholic mother. She and her mom made a living by telling clients' death dates....

1 Comment brightbookreaders Read More
Travel Writing: City of Gaithersburg, MD

Gaithersburg is a well-crafted story with layers of meaning and presence, imbued with contrasts and variations. Its historic landmarks are mingled with contemporary architecture, local traditions balanced with diversified outlook, old-world charm blended with dynamic modernization....

Book Review: Refugee by Alan Gratz
Book Reviews / January 4, 2019

In different generations, from different countries, with different stories, three young refugees embark on a life-risking journey with their family in the novel Refugee by Alan Gratz, fleeing their hometowns in search for a new life of freedom, peace, and happiness....

Book Review: The Last Kids on Earth
Book Reviews / December 23, 2018

It is extremely difficult to survive a zombie apocalypse. It is even harder to survive when you are all alone, surrounded by a raft of zombies. Somehow, Jack, a mindless but plucky boy, manages to survive. So far. In the series of The Last Kids on Earth, Max Brallier describes Jack’s adventure of staying alive and saving the world....

Because I’m a Safety Patrol
Other Work , Poem / December 20, 2018

The morning wind howled, sending a wave of swirling air, Shivers of cold running up and down my spine. As chattering students head inside the school, I huddle up tight on the sidewalk, fulfilling my morning duties, Because I’m a safety patrol....

Flash Fiction: Rivalry
Fiction , Other Work / December 19, 2018

Carrying a box loaded with vegetables, I inched toward the gate of Sunday School. A short skinny old lady was standing on the right side of the school gate....

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Book Reviews / December 2, 2018

Have you ever wondered what happened after the booming, legendary, world-famous Harry Potter series? Then the rehearsal script edition of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, is the answer to your thoughts. ...