Book Review: Mirage

Synopsis "In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Amina’s Voice

Synopsis "Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Except now that she's in middle school, everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the "cool" girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name to something more... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Kids Like Us

Synopsis "Martin is an American teen on the autism spectrum living in France with his mom and sister for the summer. He falls for a French girl who he thinks is a real-life incarnation of a character in his favorite book. Over time Martin comes to realize she is a real person and not a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: On the Come Up

*spoilers ahead* Synopsis Sixteen-year-old Bri is the daughter of underground rap legend, Lawless. She dreams of making it big as a rapper one day, not just because she knows it's her calling but because she knows it could get herself and her family out of Garden Heights. After an incident at her school, she writes... Continue Reading →

Children’s Review: Firebird

Synopsis In Firebird, ballerina Misty Copeland shows a young girl how to dance like the firebird. Copeland, who is an American Ballet Theatre soloist, writes to a young dance with fragile confidence. She encourages the young girl that through hard work and determination, she too can reach the same highs Copeland has in her career.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: American Panda

Synopsis Seventeen-year-old Mei has just started at MIT as a premed student. Her Taiwanese parents have pressured her all her life to do well in school so that she can become a doctor one day, but weeks into her first semester Mei decides it's not what she wants. She hates studying biology, is terrified of... Continue Reading →

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