Southfield girl’s book reviews draw global following

Stephanie Steinberg , The Detroit News 11:27 p.m. ET March 17, 2017

Southfield’s Bridget Smith reviews books and interviews authors on her blog Bridget and the Books

Every week, Bridget Smith receives dozens of book review requests from publishers. Authors want to know what she thinks of their stories. Illustrators want to hear what she thinks of their drawings.

As the giggly blond blogger with a gap between her front teeth will tell you, she’s in second grade but with one important distinction:

“I’m on a third-grade reading level,” she said.

Bridget started her blog Bridget and the Books last June to review children’s books as well as interview authors and librarians nationwide...