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 →

Book Review//Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Amal Unbound is a contemporary middle grade novel about an unforgettable heroine who finds extreme courage in the face of a harsh situation. Amal is a Pakistani girl who has big dreams, college hopes, and plans to make a difference in her small town. She's a reader, a dreamer, and a realistic girl who helps her... Continue Reading →

Book Review//The Window by Amelia Brunskill

Twin sisters, secret lives, and isolation, The Window delivers a YA thriller that seeks to deliver justice and uncover the truth behind a teen girl's death. Anna and Jess have grown apart lately at school with different interests, friends, and social standings but they always spend time together at home. Jess was sure she knew... Continue Reading →

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