Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins

Melissa Wiley of Here in the Bonny Glen is amazing for so many reasons. She's been blogging since 2005, she's a homeschooling mother of a surprisingly large number of adorable children, she's a children's author in her own right, and she's the one who holds the honor of having coined the term "kidlitosphere." And she's a lovely person. No wonder we adore her here at Cybils!

BambooPeople This past fall, Melissa reviewed Cybils Young Adult Fiction nominee Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins, a story of growing up amid the ethnic strife in present-day Burma. About the book's two main characters, Melissa says:

These boys are in an ugly situation and both fervently want to do the right thing, but in these horrific circumstances the "right thing" isnโ€™t always easy to define.

Click here for the full review.