Tag Archives: LGBTQ

A Half-Built Garden by Ruthanna Emrys

Here’s a dire and hopeful story of climate crisis and first contact that’s sticking with me months after I read it. Continue reading

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The Counterclockwise Heart

Here’s a story of adventure, secrets, and betrayal, with delightful gear-punky twists. The Counterclockwise Heart by Brian Farrey Algonquin, 2022 ISBN 978-1616205065 Read from a library copy. At the edge of Kingdom of Rheinvelt sits the tiny town of Somber … Continue reading

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Mysterious Travelers: Prince of Nowhere and the Lock-Eater

Here are two 2022 middle grade fantasy books, both with characters named Traveler and automata, as well as other cool things like dragons, griffins, and time travel. Continue reading

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Pepper’s Rules for Secret Sleuthing by Briana McDonald

I have finally gotten around to reading my daughter’s absolute favorite mystery book. Continue reading

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Those Kids from Fawn Creek, Answers in the Pages, and Zia Erases the World

Here are shorter reviews of three more books I checked out for the #MGReadathon. Continue reading

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Every Bird a Prince by Jenn Reese

The shifting landscape of seventh grade combines with the unseen magical battles in the nearby woods.   Continue reading

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The Loophole by Naz Kutub

A queer teen tries to track down his missing ex-boyfriend to win him back, with help from a possible genie, in this winning debut. Continue reading

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Chaos on Catnet by Naomi Kritzer

Queer teens, a friendly AI, and a grandmother with suspicious skills save the day in this fantastic near-future teen thriller. Continue reading

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Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Here’s a beautiful and chewy historical novel that lives up to its slew of awards – a Cybils Young Adult Fiction finalist in addition to the four pictured on the cover. Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo. … Continue reading

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2+2 Cybils Graphic Novel Finalists

Here are reviews of four more outstanding 2021 Cybils Graphic Novel finalists – Cranky Chicken by Katherine Battersby, The Legend of Auntie Po by Shing Yin Khor, Cheer Up!: Love and Pompoms by Crystal Fraiser, and Nubia: Real One by L.L. McKinney and Robyn Smyth. Continue reading

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