review: Almond

title: Almondauthor: Won Pyung Sohntranslator: Sandy Joosun Leedate: HarperVia/HarperCollins; 2020 This is one of the very few translated books that I’ve reviewed, perhaps because there just aren’t that many MG & YA books in translation. In her notes at the back of the book, translator Sandy Joosun Lee tells us about how rare it is… Read More review: Almond

July Release

6 July Escape from …Hurrican Katrina by Juldy Allen Dodson and Nigel Chilvers. Little Bee Books6 July Muse Squad: The Cassandra Curse  by Chantel Acevedo. Balzer + Bray6 July Josephine Against the Sea by Shakirah Bourne. Scholastic6 July PARANORTHERN: And the Chaos Bunny A-hop-calypse by Stephanie Cooke, illustrated by Mari Costa. Etch/HMH6July Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim. Knopf6 July Summer… Read More July Release

review: We Are Not Broken

title: We Are Not Brokenauthor: George M. Johnsondate: LIttle, Brown; September, 2021YA memoir; LGBTQIA+; African American We Are Not Broken is a forth-coming memoir about Johnson’s childhood growing up in his nana’s house. I think both the book and his life is testament to his nana, Louise Kennedy Evans Elder who was his family’s matriarch.… Read More review: We Are Not Broken