The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro

Julia Fierro’s debut novel, Cutting Teeth, was a super enjoyable read, so I was pretty excited when I heard she had another book coming…

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Beyond Trans by Heath Fogg Davis

When I’m highlighting furiously in the introduction alone, I know things are going to be good! Beyond Trans was fantastic. It’s intersectional, radical, and incredibly thought-provoking….

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Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki

Whoo boy, this book! Pretty early on, I got a weird, twisted vibe from Lady Daniels. Then the same feeling from her live-in nanny,…

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By the Wayside by Anne Leigh Parrish

  I’m a sucker for short story collections, and By the Wayside hit the spot. Many of these stories are powerful slices of life. Some…

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Kinship of Clover by Ellen Meeropol

Kinship of Clover is an engaging read. Based on its synopsis, though, I expected a much different book. The real stars here are Flo and…

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Newbery Challenge Mini-Reviews

It’s only March, and I’ve read four of the six books I selected for the Newbery Reading Challenge. I reviewed Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl…

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The Pants Project by Cat Clarke

I felt wary about checking out The Pants Project because, as far as I can tell, this is not an #ownvoices book and, honestly?…

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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

“I am born in Ohio but the stories of South Carolina already run like rivers through my veins.” In her free-verse memoir Brown Girl Dreaming,…

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