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 →

Speed Read//The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali

Speed Read is a recommendation tool for librarians, booksellers, teachers, and parents featuring books with high interest. Title: The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali Author: Sabina Khan Publisher: Scholastic Publication Date: January 29, 2019 Summary:  “Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali tries her hardest to live up to her conservative Muslim parents’ expectations, but lately she’s finding that harder and... Continue Reading →

Book Review//Click by Kayla Miller

Kayla Miller's middle grade graphic novel, Click, is all about finding that one special interest or group that you just "click" with. Olive, a fifth grader, has lots of friends and interests. She doesn't have a "clique" but rather has friends in many different social groups. Her fifth grade class is preparing for a talent... Continue Reading →

My Top 5 Paperback Crushes

"Every twenty- or thirty-something woman knows these books. The pink covers, the flimsy paper, the zillion volumes in the series that kept you reading for your entire adolescence. Spurred by the commercial success of Sweet Valley High and The Babysitters Club, these were not the serious-issue YA novels of the 1970s, nor were they the... Continue Reading →

Book Review//Blended by Sharon Draper

Blended By Sharon M. Draper "Eleven-year-old Isabella’s parents are divorced, so she has to switch lives every week: One week she’s Isabella with her dad, his girlfriend Anastasia, and her son Darren living in a fancy house where they are one of the only black families in the neighborhood. The next week she’s Izzy with... Continue Reading →

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