The promising plot of Laurie Forest’s The Black Witch is overwhelmed by the book’s problematic themes.
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March to your nearest copy of John Lewis' graphic novel memoir of the Civil Rights Movement.
Angie Thomas' phenomenal and essential debut is a thoughtful examination of systemic racism.
Jennifer Latham's brilliant Dreamland Burning is so much more than just the story of a girl uncovering a historical mystery.
Just in case you're not already mad enough or sad enough.
Sherri L. Smith's Flygirl is a World War II-era tale of a young black pilot who will do whatever it takes--including presenting herself as a white woman--to be allowed to fly.
Performing for one night only! You won’t want to miss Liza Ketchum’s The Life Fantastic, a novel in three acts.
Rae Carson’s Like a River Glorious, the second book in The Gold Seer Trilogy, moves the action off the cross-country trail to a settlement in California, but that doesn’t mean it becomes any less dangerous.
In Randi Pink's Into White, Toya desperately prays to be any other race but black -- and it works.
Cat Winters brings us a Hamlet retelling set in rural 1920s Oregon.
The first book in Susan Dennard’s new fantasy series doesn’t disappoint.
Ashley Hope Pérez's Out of Darkness is everything a reader could want in a historical novel.
In Stephen Emond's Bright Lights, Dark Nights, does first love stand a chance amid escalating racial tensions?
Robin Talley's debut is nuanced, compassionate and powerful, and manages to skillfully balance a compelling story with two very difficult historical and cultural subjects.
Join us, if you will, on a planet where slaves are genetically engineered.
Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You looks at a mixed-race family in 1977 small-town Ohio struggling with the death of their golden child.
Author May-lee Chai stops by to discuss the trubs she had with publishing her "ethnic" heroine book, Hapa Girl -- and how her following books (Dragon Chica and Tiger Girl) found a home with the YA crowd.
Alix reviews Dave Freer's The Steam Mole, the sequel to Cuttlefish. (This time with 100% more steampunk Australia!)
Alix reviews Cuttlefish by Dave Freer, a book set in an alternate universe where sea-levels have risen, London looks more like Venice, and illegal submarines run a pretty extensive black market.
Erin reviews Annabel Pitcher's My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece, a story of the wild romance of grief and the tiny blossoms of hope. REQUIRED READING, Y'ALL.
Andrew Cotto's The Domino Effect takes the testosterone level up to a 9.
Alix applies the Tintin Drinking Game to Tintin in the Congo and concludes that it is an even worse book than Flowers in the Attic.
Forever Young Adult presents: a review of Black Boy White School by Brian F. Walker
Meghan reviews The Blood Lie by Shirley Reva Vernick, in which a boy faces wrongful accusations born out of bigotry.
Erin reviews Sweet Valley High books 46-50 in the form of a drinking game! Yay! The dramz just got even more entertaining.
Banned Book Week continues with Erin's review of one of her favorite books, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Jenny finds a bosom buddy in Bliss by Lauren Myracle.