INK, by Alice Broadway, Scholastic Press

From the second you're born, every achievement, every failing, and every significant moment are all immortalized on your skin.  There are honorable marks that let people know you're trustworthy.  And shameful tattoos that announce you as a traitor. After her father dies, Leora finds solace in the fact that his skin tells a wonderful story.  … Continue reading INK, by Alice Broadway, Scholastic Press

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THE DICTIONARY OF ANIMAL LANGUAGES, by Heidi Sopinka, Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Canada

Ivory Frame is a renowned artist. Now in her nineties, the famously reclusive painter remains devoted to her work. She has never married, never had a family, never had a child. So when a letter arrives disclosing that she has a granddaughter living in New York, her world is turned upside down and the past … Continue reading THE DICTIONARY OF ANIMAL LANGUAGES, by Heidi Sopinka, Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Canada