With "Surviving the Applewhites," author Stephanie S. Tolan has created a story relatable to middle-school readers, but not always examined and portrayed as well as it is here: how to find one's self through one's place.
Characters, setting, and plot combine in "Surviving the Applewhites" to introduce ideas of rebellion (and ultimately fitting in) through relationships to others and artistic expression.
Her understanding of middle-grade themes has made Regina our resident lit talk expert at Bank Street Bookstore.
Enjoy Regina's dramatic readings every Sunday at 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. throughout the month of November. Books are introduced on Sunday and reviewed/continued on Wednesday.
Children's lit, panels and celebrity authors, criticism, publishing, writing groups and so on.