Author Archives: MHill

Wisdom From Kammbia Book Review 22: Little Dreamers by Vashti Harrison

 

 

 

 

 

 

My 10-year-old daughter, Norah, was looking forward to reading this book together when she heard about it.

Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around The World by Vashti Harrison celebrates the contributions of women from all over the globe.  Untold stories of women in business, art, literature, architecture, and science reveals the important role that women have played throughout various societies around the world. Thirty-six women were featured in this beautifully illustrated book from well-known names like Marie Curie, Frida Kahlo, Katherine Dunham, Calypso Rose, and the recently deceased Toni Morrison. Also, there were lesser known women featured like the Mexican Dancer/Choreographer Amalia Hernandez,  the Austrian Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr, and the Chinese Molecular Biologist Flossie Wong-Staal that intrigued my daughter as we read through the book.

Harrison has put together another wonderful book and great companion to Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History. Little Dreamers is suited for all children from 2nd to 6th grade and I really appreciate the diversity that Harrison brought to this book.  Highly recommended!

Wisdom From Kammbia Book Review 20: Recursion by Blake Crouch

                I rarely read the “Summer Blockbuster Read” or “the book everyone is reading now”. However, I have seen Recursion by Blake Crouch all over book social media (Goodreads, Litsy, and Instagram) and people giving it high praise. Well, I stopped reading the Long Price Quartet by Abraham… Continue Reading

Wisdom From Kammbia Book Review 19: A Betrayal in Winter by Daniel Abraham

                A Betrayal in Winter continues the story of Otai Machi in the Long Price Quartet by Daniel Abraham.  A Shadow in Summer lays the foundation for Otah’s hero journey into becoming what has been destined for him.  Even though, he did not choose his destiny.  The actions… Continue Reading

Wisdom From Kammbia Book Review 16: The Freelancer’s Survival Guide by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

            Reading is a subjective experience. One person may like a book you recommend to them.  But, the next person you recommend the book may hate it and never take your book recommendations again. That is the risk you always take when to come to recommending books. However, what if… Continue Reading

Wisdom From Kammbia Book Review 14: Hollywood Vs The Author by Stephen Jay Schwartz

                Most authors (I will include myself too) want to see their novels turned into a movie or television series. Movies and Television has been the most popular entertainment medium for at least fifty years.  An obscure novelist’s career can change overnight when Hollywood comes knocking at their… Continue Reading