Mary Lee Hahn is one talented lady–not only does she teach fourth and fifth grades, she’s also the author of a book on classroom read-aloud techniques and, along with her colleague Franki Sibberson, she blogs regularly about books for children and young adults at A Year of Reading.
Mary Lee wrote a recent overview of Graphic Novels nominee The Plain Janes, written by by Cecil Castellucci and illustrated by Jim Rugg. After suffering a terrible trauma, the main character, Jane, moves to a new town and a new high school:
In this touching and heartening graphic novel, three plot lines twist together to form the story of how Jane wins over
the outcasts and turns them into the most popular group at Buzz Aldrin
Read the rest of the review here.