Samira Ahmed scores a win for #ownvoices with a relatable and realistic heroine in her debut novel, Love, Hate & Other Filters.
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Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely turn headlines into human stories with their deeply affecting novel, All American Boys.
Mitali Perkins creates a homage to immigrants and complicated families in You Bring The Distant Near.
Anna-Marie McLemore’s latest novel, Wild Beauty, is another magical-realism-story-featuring-beautiful-diversity-and-LGBTQ+-characters home run.
The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie takes place in 1926 but pretends racism wasn't a thing.
The promising plot of Laurie Forest’s The Black Witch is overwhelmed by the book’s problematic themes.
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.