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Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Synopsis "Camino Rios lives for the summers, when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this year, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people... In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal's office, where her mother… Continue reading Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

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I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir by Malaka Gharib

Synopsis "Malaka's upbringing will look familiar to anyone who grew up in the pre-internet era, but her particular story is a heartfelt tribute to the American immigrants who have invested their future in the promise of the American dream. The daughter of parents with unfulfilled dreams themselves, Malaka navigates her childhood chasing her parents' ideals,… Continue reading I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir by Malaka Gharib

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Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

Synopsis "Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother tells her to take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. And Jade has: every day she rides the bus away from her friends and to the private school where she feels like an outsider,… Continue reading Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

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Let’s Talk Bookish: Diverse Books

Photo by Daria Obymaha on Pexels.com Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly series hosted by Rukky at Eternity Books and Danie at Literary Lion. The full list of October topics can be found here. This week's topic is Diverse Books. Although a few conversational questions were included with the prompt this week, I'm only going to focus… Continue reading Let’s Talk Bookish: Diverse Books

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Book Review: The Witch Boy

Synopsis "In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted . . . and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be. When a mysterious danger… Continue reading Book Review: The Witch Boy

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Book Review: Mexican Gothic

Synopsis "After receiving a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find - her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about… Continue reading Book Review: Mexican Gothic

Book Review · Books · Diverse Books · Non-Fiction

Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope

Synopsis "When Karamo Brown first auditioned for the casting directors of Netflix’s Queer Eye, he knew he wouldn’t win the role of culture expert by discussing art and theater. Instead he decided to redefine what ‘culture’ could — and should — mean for the show. He took a risk and declared, ‘I am culture.’  Karamo believes that… Continue reading Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope

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Mini Review: The Space Between Worlds

Synopsis "Multiverse travel is finally possible, but there’s just one catch: No one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive. Enter Cara, whose parallel selves happen to be exceptionally good at dying—from disease, turf wars, or vendettas they couldn’t outrun. Cara’s life has been cut short on 372 worlds in total. On… Continue reading Mini Review: The Space Between Worlds

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Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir by Jean Guerrero

  Synopsis "In the tradition of parent-child memoirs, Enrique's Journey meets The Glass Castle, here is the haunting story of a daughter's quest to understand her father, to save him from his own demons and to save herself from following his self-destructive path. Marco Antonio was born in Mexico but as a teenager migrated with… Continue reading Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir by Jean Guerrero