Monthly Archives: January 2018

Midnight Without A Moon

This is an utterly beautiful book, gentle and lyrical, that deals with events that are horrifically ugly. 13 year old Rose Lee Carter is a black girl growing up in Mississippi in the 1950s under Jim Crow and as such, … Continue reading

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When Dimple Met Rishi

I have to admit, I was wrong about this book. Let me explain. I’m so not a romance fan. I hate the fact that books with Asian protagonists always have frigging arranged marriages. A book where the parents are trying … Continue reading

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Full Cicada Moon

I adore novels in verse and this gentle tale of Mimi, who is Japanese and African-American is set in 1969, the year of the Apollo moon landing. Mimi’s dad is a college professor and when he is transferred to Vermont, … Continue reading

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Piecing Me Together

Piecing Me Together is a lovely, delicately told examination of a black teenage girl from a deprived neighbourhood negotiating her way through a scholarship to private school ¬†while keeping it real with the friends and family she doesn’t want to … Continue reading

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The First Rule of Punk

  BOTH my kids and I enjoyed reading The First Rule of Punk so much we decided to have a mini family book club about it. TFROP is the story of Maria Luisa (or Malu as she prefers) who moves … Continue reading

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Pashmina

Pashmina is a lovely graphic novel, visually charming, colourful and offering real insight into growing up as part of the diaspora. Though I visited India as a child and never had the idealised version that Priyanka sees through the magic … Continue reading

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The Way To Bea

Beatrix Lee, free spirit, poet, music playlist expert is starting seventh grade, her mother is expecting her new baby sister and she doesn’t have any friends. At least she used to have a best friend, but the best friend started … Continue reading

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