Category Archives: young adult

Gender Queer, A Memoir – YA, Book recommendation

Title: Gender Queer, A Memoir Author/illustrator: Maia Kobabe  Publisher: Lion Forge LLC, 2019 Ages: 14+ Genre: Graphic memoir Themes: gender identity, gender queer, non-binary eir-story, pronouns, honest, lgbtqia+, asexuality, exploring one’s identity, e-em-eir, Opening: Synopsis: In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir … Continue reading

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My Best ‘Ofs’ for the Decade – Picture Books, Middle Grade & YA

With thousands of terrific children’s books published every month from 2010-2019, I clearly could create these lists many times over. I tried not to second guess myself and just wrote down the 10 books that had stayed with me over … Continue reading

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Watch Us Rise – Young Adult Novel Recommendation

Title: Watch Us Rise Authors: Renée Watson & Ellen Hagan  Publisher: Bloomsbury, 2019 Ages: 12-15 Themes:  death of a parent, fatphobia, racism, poetry, feminism, voices, mysogeny, African-American, microagressions, #ownvoices, activism, intersectionality, sexual harassment Favorite Quote: “I walk over to the plus size section, wondering … Continue reading

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