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Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell

Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell

South Africa is loud. Listen. Do you hear the song and dance of it? The chorus of Khayelitsha life? Every voice is different, its pitch and tone and intonation as distinct as the words we choose and how we wrap our mouths around them. But everybody has a voice, and everybody sings… Fifteen year old … Continue reading

Notes on my Family by Emily Critchley

Notes on my Family by Emily Critchley

Enter the world of Louise Coulson through her notes on her family, school and friends. Lou is thirteen years old, a perceptive and observant outsider, somewhere on the autism spectrum. She takes notes as if she were holding a film camera silently fixed on a world that tends to ignore her. Meet her dad who … Continue reading

A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars Blog Tour

A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars Blog Tour

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

Lumberjanes (Collected Editions 1 -6) by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen

Lumberjanes (Collected Editions 1 -6) by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen

FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX! At Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s camp for hard-core lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together… And they’re not gonna let a magical quest or … Continue reading

Perfect Ten by L. Philips

Perfect Ten by L. Philips

Who is Sam Raines’s Perfect Ten?  It’s been two years since Sam broke up with the only other eligible gay guy in his high school, so to say he’s been going through a romantic drought is the understatement of the decade. But when Meg, his ex-Catholic-turned-Wiccan best friend, suggests performing a love spell, Sam is … Continue reading

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons. After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about … Continue reading

Reasons to read….  Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Reasons to read…. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions–the topic of India is permanently closed. For Pri, her mother’s homeland … Continue reading

When We Speak of Nothing #BlogTour

When We Speak of Nothing #BlogTour

London-based Nigerian-German Olumide Popoola presents internationally as author, speaker and performer. Her publications include essays, poetry, short stories, the novella ‘this is not about sadness’, the play ‘Also by Mail’ as well as recordings in collaboration with musicians. She is a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of East London and the recipient … Continue reading