In celebration and honor of this weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the recent and upcoming books about the Civil Rights Movement!
While they are certainly not the most recent books on the list, John Lewis’ March: Book One, Two, and Three are most immediately on my mind—partly because Lewis is the last living speaker from the March on Washington, and partly because he’s been in the news so much this weekend. March ...
The American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting starts in a little under two weeks. Most people look forward to the conference because it’s when the Youth Media Awards are held—when we get to find out which books won the Newbery and the Caldecott and the Printz and the Pura Belpré and the Stonewall and the Coretta Scott King awards. For award and book list committee members—the folks who are tasked with actually making those decisions and drawing up all of those ...
PHEW! I finally finished listing my favorites of 2016, and now it’s time to start the merry-go-round up again and look at the new releases of January 2017.
Here are a few of the titles that I’m planning on picking up:
Allegedly, by Tiffany Jackson
After a court case that was covered nationally, fifteen-year-old Mary is in “baby jail” for allegedly killing a 3-month-old. Devastating and difficult topics—race and reproductive rights within the prison-industrial complex—but, according to the Kirkus review ...
Here I am, at the end of the year… with the end of my reading year. If you’d like to catch up on the first three installments, here are the links: January-March, April-June, July-September.
And now, on with the show!
October: Wrecked, by Maria Padian
I have read a lot—A LOT—of books that deal with sexual assault and rape culture this year. SO MANY. And so, so many of them were standouts for a plethora of reasons. Three examples!: Peggy ...
Welcome to part three of the four-part, month-by-month breakdown of my favorite books of the year! (Note: by ‘favorite books of the year,’ I mean books that I read in 2016, not necessarily books that were published in 2016.)
July: Flannery, by Lisa Moore
Are you a fan of Melina Marchetta’s realistic fiction? THEN PICK THIS BOOK UP. It’s a We-Used-To-Be-Friends story, in which the ex-friends get paired up in their Entrepreneurship class and, in a nod to their ...
Last week, I started my annual roundup of favorite books of the year with my standout reads from January to March.
Today, I’ll be looking at April through June.
Let’s jump right in!
April: The Lie Tree, by Frances Hardinge
While I don’t know if I’ve ever been able to name a NUMBER ONE FAVORITE BOOK of any given year, The Lie Tree is the closest I’ve come in recent memory. It’s a historical, it’s a mystery, it’s a dark ...
The end of the year approacheth, and I have so very great books to share with you!
This year, I’m picking my favorite book of each month—my favorite book that I read in each month, not necessarily published in that month (or even in 2016!)—as well as mentioning a few other bonus books here and there.
Let’s dive right in!
January: If I Was Your Girl, by Meredith Russo, and Burn Baby Burn, by Meg Medina
One month in ...