REVIEW: Dayshaun’s Gift

Charlotte Taylor is one of our indispensable category organizers at the Cybils–she’s in charge of Elementary and Middle Grade Speculative Fiction, as well as being one of the Round 1 judges this year. Her blog, Charlotte’s Library, is devoted primarily to reviews of sci-fi and fantasy for children and teens, and on Timeslip Tuesdays she specifically looks at time travel books. On one of those recent Tuesdays, she reviewed kids’ spec fic title Dayshaun’s Gift by Zetta Elliott, volume 2 in the City Kids series. In her review, she said:

Dayshaun’s Gift, by Zetta Elliott (Create Space, Sept 2015, older elementary), is the second of her City Kids books, in which urban kids get a chance to have magical adventures. The first was The Phoenix on Baker Street, which was a rare example of lovely magic coming into the lives of kids in a modern urban setting. This one is a time travel story, and so less extraordinarily fantastical, but it’s good too.”

Read the full review here.