Category Archives: young adult

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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Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution – YA Book Recommendation

Title: Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution Author: E. E Charlton-Trujillo Publisher: Candlewick, March 2019 Ages: 14+ Themes: LGBTQIA+, lesbians, fatness, mental health, abuse, sequel, bigotry, non-binary Opening:  This was the beginning, again. Angie bit the end of her thumbnail, standing with a JanSport kitten-rage backpack given to her by KC … Continue reading

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