May 2018— Special Issue: Book Reviews

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Beautiful original cover art by Pura Belpré Award winner Lulu Delacre, from Turning Pages: My Life Story by Sonia Sotomayor, published by Philomel Books.


• Introducing the Anansesem Starred Review (And Giving Caribbean Books for Young People The Reviews They Deserve) by Summer Edward, Editor-in-Chief


• Especially for Caribbean Children's Authors: Why Your Book Isn't Getting Reviewed and How To Get More Reviews by Summer Edward, Editor-in-Chief

Book Reviews

• Starring Carmen! by Anika Denise and illustrated by Lorena Alvarez, reviewed by Hannah Carmona Dias

• Malaika's Winter Carnival by Nadia L. Hohn and illustrated by Irene Luxbacher, reviewed by John Robert Lee

• Rafi and Rosi Pirates! by Lulu Delacre and illustrated by Lulu Delacre, reviewed by Josh Hem Lee

• Tata and the Big Bad Bull by Juleus Ghunta and illustrated by Ann-Cathrine Loo, reviewed by Shanimarie Ogilive

• Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste, reviewed by Janique Dennis

Starred Reviews

The following books will receive starred reviews in this issue:

• Martí's Song for Freedom / Martí y sus versos por la libertad, by Emma Otheguy and illustrated by Beatriz Vidal, reviewed by Margarita Engle

• The Field by Baptiste Paul and illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara, reviewed by Christina King

• All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle and illustrated by Mike Curato, reviewed by Adonis Diaz Fernandez

• Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender, reviewed by Nadia L. Hohn


• Spotlight on Turning Pages: My Life Story by Featured Illustrator, Lulu Delacre

• Spotlight on Los Colores de mi Isla / The Colors of my Island by Featured Illustrator, Rosa Colón Guerra

House Notes

• Literary Laurels: A Round-up of Recent Accomplishments by Anansesem Alum

• Write for Us: May 2019 Issue Call for Submissions

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Anansesem is an online magazine of Caribbean children's and young adult literature by adults and children. We strive to bring you the best in news, reviews and creative content from the world of Caribbean children's publishing.
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