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Review of Unraveller

Unraveller by Frances HardingeMiddle School, High School    Amulet/Abrams    432 pp.1/23    9781509836970    $19.99e-book ed.  9781647005627    $15.54In a magical land where anger grows like an egg inside certain people until it bursts into a destructive curse, quick-tempered Kellen has a special talent: through persistent sleuthing and his own lively intuition, he can...

Review of Honey and Me

Honey and Me by Meira DrazinIntermediate, Middle School    Scholastic    304 pp.10/22    9781338155433    $17.99Milla and Honey are best friends who spend time together at synagogue but have always attended different Orthodox schools. When Honey and her siblings transfer to narrator Milla’s school at the beginning of sixth grade, the colliding worlds...

Review of When the Angels Left the Old Country

When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb High School    Levine Querido    408 pp. 10/22    9781646141760    $19.99 In this expansive queer tale that marries historical fiction with inventive world-building based on Jewish folklore, a demon called Little Ash (short for Ashmedai) and an angel who takes on different...

Review of The Hope of Elephants

The Hope of Elephants by Amanda Rawson HillIntermediate    Charlesbridge    480 pp.9/22    9781623542597    $17.99e-book ed.  978163289863    $10.99How does a family live with recurring cancer? Would you want to know if you had that same cancer gene? These questions anchor a powerful verse novel in which twelve-year-old Cass copes with her dad’s...

Review of Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution

Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution by Sherri WinstonMiddle School    Bloomsbury    304 pp.9/22    9781547608461    $16.99e-book ed.  9781547608478    $11.89Seventh grader Lotus Bloom marches to the beat of her own drum. She rocks a unique vintage style and a huge afro, and she is a gifted violinist who has been invited to...

Review of Four for the Road

Four for the Road by K. J. ReillyHigh School    Atheneum    288 pp.8/22    9781665902281    $19.99e-book ed.  9781665902311    $10.99In this at once funny and moving novel, it’s been just over a year since seventeen-year-old Asher’s mom died in a car accident, and “everyone says that I’m not handling it well.” In addition...

Review of Looking for True

Looking for True by Tricia Springstubb Intermediate    Ferguson/Holiday    288 pp.    g 11/22    978-0-8234-5099-2    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-0-8234-5401-3    $11.99 This is a neatly constructed story of two parallel characters. Gladys is a small, bright, intense eleven-year-old with a sensitive nature and quirky clothing sense. Her mom runs an...

Review of A Seed in the Sun

A Seed in the Sun by Aida Salazar Intermediate, Middle School    Dial    273 pp.    g 10/22    978-0-593-40660-1    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-0-593-40661-8    $10.99 In this lyrical verse novel set in 1965 California, Lula has lost her voice. She can only speak in “a whispery rasp” that doesn’t help when...

Review of Frizzy

Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega; illus. by Rose Bousamra Intermediate    First Second    224 pp.    g 10/22    978-1-250-25962-2    $21.99 Paper ed.  978-1-250-25963-9    $12.99 In a graphic novel that takes on antiblackness and colorism, every Sunday Marlene must sit for hours at the beauty salon while her naturally...
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