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The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things #BlogTour

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things #BlogTour

Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex, especially when she compares herself to her slim, brilliant, picture-perfect family. But that’s before a shocking phone call – and a horrifying allegation – about her rugby-star brother changes everything. With irreverent humor and surprising gravity, Carolyn Mackler creates an endearingly blunt heroine … Continue reading

A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars #BlogTour

A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars #BlogTour

A powerful, haunting, contemporary debut that steps seamlessly from the horrors of people-trafficking to the magic of African folklore, by an award-winning Ghanaian-British filmmaker. Sante was a baby when she was washed ashore in a sea-chest laden with treasure. It seems she is the sole survivor of the tragic sinking of a ship carrying migrants … Continue reading

Reasons to read… My Brother’s Husband, Volume 1 (Otouto no Otto) by Gengoroh Tagame & Anne Ishii (Translator)

Reasons to read… My Brother’s Husband, Volume 1 (Otouto no Otto) by Gengoroh Tagame & Anne Ishii (Translator)

Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki, father to their young daughter, Kana. Their lives suddenly change with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower of Yaichi’s estranged gay twin, Ryoji. Mike is on a quest to explore … Continue reading

Second Best Friend by Non Pratt

Second Best Friend by Non Pratt

Jade and Becky are best friends, but when Jade’s ex-boyfriend lets on that everyone thinks Becky is the better of the two, Jade finds herself noticing just how often she comes second to her best friend. There’s nothing Jade is better at than Becky. So when Jade is voted in as Party Leader ahead of … Continue reading

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

THERE’S SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS TOWN… Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn’t happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the … Continue reading