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Book Recommendation – FLAMER

Title: Flamer Author and Illustrator : Mike Curato  Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, Sept 2020 Ages: 14+ Themes: bullying, homophobia, racism, fat-phobia, scout camp, coming of age, Asian-Americans, body positivity, religion, fighting parents Genre: Graphic Novel, fiction Synopsis: It’s the summer between middle school … Continue reading

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 – New Kid

I had already written this post before Monday’s wonderful news that for the first time in history a graphic novel, NEW KID, had won this year’s Newbery Medal. Congratulations, Jerry Kraft. And Jerry created this year’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day … 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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