Up and Coming Classics: Call the Midwife

The Midwife (republished as Call the Midwife) is a biography/history selection for the Up and Coming Classics Challenge. Jennifer Worth worked as a midwife in the East End of London after WWII. Half a century later, she read an article in the Royal College of Midwives Journal which called on "a midwife somewhere to do for midwifery what James…

Up and Coming Classics: Moon over Manifest

I read Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool as part of my continuing quest to catch up on Newbery Award winners. This is one of my Children's Fiction choices for the Up and Coming Classics Challenge. To be over-dramatic, this book restored my faith in the Newbery! The story and characters were compelling. I enjoyed pondering the deep themes,…