possums are not cute

Possums Are NOT Cute! by Ally Burguieres

Possums Are NOT Cute! is the much-anticipated book by wildlife rehabber and possum advocate Ally Burguieres, known for her popular Instagram account @ItsMeSesame. Y’all,…

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as the crow flies

As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman

As the Crow Flies is a graphic novel about Charlie, a 13-year-old queer Black kid at an all-white, all-girls summer Christian backpacking camp. She’s…

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Aster’s Good, Right Things by Kate Gordon

Aster’s Good, Right Things is an important book about kids dealing with seriously heavy issues that, in a perfect world, they should never have…

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ciel

Ciel by Sophie Labelle

Ciel is a character-driven, slice-of-life, coming-of-age novel featuring a gender nonconforming trans kid named Ciel as they start their first year of high school…

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pet

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

The town of Lucille is essentially a utopia. Its older citizens have done some hard, difficult work. Justice is restorative, not punitive. There’s a…

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Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy by Rey Terciero and Bre Indigo

Confession: I’m really not fond of Alcott’s Little Women. But Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy is a contemporary retelling, in graphic novel format, and…

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wishtree

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Wishtree is a sweet story about loving your neighbor and taking action in the face of injustice. Red, a 216-year-old raggy tree, is our…

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The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle by Victoria Williamson

The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle is a middle grade novel that follows two girls as they begin to trust each other and…

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newbery

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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