Book Review//Internment by Samira Ahmed

"Rebellions are built on hope. Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to... Continue Reading →

Book Review//The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason

"On one terrible night, 17-year-old Harley Langston’s life changes forever. At a party she discovers her younger sister, Audrey, hooking up with her boyfriend, Mike—and she abandons them both in a rage. When Mike drunkenly attempts to drive Audrey home, he crashes and Audrey ends up in a coma. Now Harley is left with guilt,... Continue Reading →

Book Review//Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

"Having just been dumped by his girlfriend, British-born Hugo is still determined to take his last-hurrah-before-college train trip across the United States. One snag: the companion ticket is already booked under the name of his ex, Margaret Campbell. Nontransferable, no exceptions. Enter the new Margaret C. (Mae for short), an aspiring filmmaker with big dreams.... Continue Reading →

Speed Read//Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera

Speed Read is a recommendation tool for librarians, booksellers, teachers, and parents featuring books with high interest. Title: Dealing in Dreams Author: Lilliam Rivera Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Summary:  “At night, Las Mal Criadas own these streets. Nalah leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City. That roles... Continue Reading →

Book Review//The Girls At 17 Swann Street

***This review will discuss eating disorders, food restriction, and weight.*** "The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries, the ice cream. The bread was more difficult, but if she could just lose a little more weight, perhaps she would make the soloists’ list. Perhaps if she were lighter, danced better, tried harder, she would... Continue Reading →

Speed Read//Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

Speed Read is a recommendation tool for librarians, booksellers, teachers, and parents featuring books with high interest. Title: Genesis Begins Again Author: Alicia D. Williams Publisher: Atheneum/Simon & Schuster Publication Date: January 15, 2019 Summary:  “There are ninety-six things Genesis hates about herself. She knows the exact number because she keeps a list. Like #95: Because her skin... Continue Reading →

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