Anne Zemba Informational A Teen Guide to Fast, Delicious Lunches is a cookbook geared to young adults. The book includes information on brown bag lunch...moreAnne Zemba Informational A Teen Guide to Fast, Delicious Lunches is a cookbook geared to young adults. The book includes information on brown bag lunches and shopping for food at the store. There are conversion charts that are for weight, temperature and volume.
Each recipe contains a list of the food stuff and the kitchen stuff. There are photos and notes to accompany each recipe. Hints are provided for each recipe if you were planning on packing the item for your lunch. As with most informational books, the design of this one is to be easy to use. There are several other books on cooking for teens in this series. Unlike other cook books, these are designed to be not intimidating. With the addition of photos of teens making the items and enjoying the food it adds a cool aspect to it.
I thought the cook book was well designed with teens in mind. There (less)
I and I Bob Marley is a book of poems about the life of Bob Marley. It starts out with his childhood in Jamaica. Each poem is a...moreAnne Zemba Picture book
I and I Bob Marley is a book of poems about the life of Bob Marley. It starts out with his childhood in Jamaica. Each poem is about a certain time period or event in his life. Each poem has wonderful illustrations to give the poem more meaning and depth. At the end of the book are some pages with added information regarding each of the poems. This gives you more insight to the meanings of the poems.
The picture book I and I Bob Marley contains vivid illustrations that accompany the poems very nicely. Through the illustrations you get a better feeling of his life, accomplishments, and what it was like growing up in Jamaica. Without the pictures it would not be as interesting.
I enjoyed reading the book. It introduced me to Bob Marley and his life. It presented it in such a way that it made you want to learn more about him. (less)
Relic Master - The Dark City is about a world called Anara. That is where Galen, a master of the Order and his sixteen year...moreAnne Zemba Modern Fantasy
Relic Master - The Dark City is about a world called Anara. That is where Galen, a master of the Order and his sixteen year old apprentice, Raffi live. They are collecting ancient relics which are forbidden. The relics are illegal. The Watch is out to put a stop to any relic masters that are left. The relics give power to the masters if they use them for good purposes. Galen and Raffi are tricked into going on a quest. They are betrayed, locked up and spied on.
The Dark City is filled with magic, monsters and the unknown. It is captivating. Like most fantasy stories, this one is full of danger, power, and mystery.
Relic Master the Dark City is the first in the Relic Master series. After reading it, you will want to continue the journey into the other books of the series. (less)
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice is a remarkable story about a brave teenage girl being bullied on the bus because of her rac...moreAnne Zemba Biography
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice is a remarkable story about a brave teenage girl being bullied on the bus because of her race. She stood up for herself before Rosa Parks did. March 2, 1955 forever changed Claudette’s life. She was treated differently because she stood up for herself. Her bravery gave others the strength they needed to say this is enough and that started the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
The book was a National Book Award Winner, A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and a Newberry Honor Book. The book was engaging and accurate.
I enjoyed the book. It made me stop to think about what it was like in the 50s. Hard to believe that was only 60 years ago and we as a society treated people so differently based on skin color. After reading the book, I asked anyone old enough to have lived in that time what their memories were. (less)
Along the Tracks is a fascinating story about Yankele and his Jewish family. In order to escape the Germans in World War II, they...moreAnne Zemba Adventure
Along the Tracks is a fascinating story about Yankele and his Jewish family. In order to escape the Germans in World War II, they are forced to leave their Polish homeland. They decide to seek safety in Russia. His parents have a hard decision to make. They realize what their fate will most likely be if they stay. They have to move quickly.
Yankele’s adventure begins when he finds a pocket knife that belongs to a German soldier. He knows he has to hide it, but is still fascinated with it. Yankele and his family have to travel be foot, and by train. At one point Yankele is separated from his parents. He is forced to learn what it takes to survive.
It is interesting to see life from Yankele’s point of view and his experiences. It truly was a bad time in history. (less)