Airgood, Ellen The Education of Ivy Blake, 227 pages. Nancy Paulsen (Penguin), 2015. $17. Langauge: PG (2 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.
When Ivy’s mother comes to the Evers home to reclaim Ivy, Ivy decides to give her another chance. When things start to go wrong, Ivy doesn’t want to admit it to her friends.
This is a sweet, deep companion to Prairie Evers. There is really no need to read #1 first to understand Ivy Blake’s story. I think many, many children and their adults should read this together and talk about Iv’s feelings, her perceptions, her misconceptions, and her triumphs.
EL, MS – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher