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//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 →

Speed Read//Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

Speed Read is a recommendation tool for librarians, booksellers, teachers, and parents featuring books with high interest. Title: Famous in a Small Town Author: Emma Mills Publisher: Henry Holt Publication Date: January 15, 2019 Summary:  “For Sophie, small-town life has never felt small. She has the Yum Yum Shoppe, with its famous fourteen flavors of ice cream; her... Continue Reading →

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