Golden Girl by Reem Faruqi

Note: This book review contains spoilers! If you usually read books for kids, I’d suggest reading Golden Girl first. If not and you don’t mind spoilers, continue onwards! Though a novel-in-verse and a quick read, there is a lot to be said about Reem Faruqi’s Golden Girl. Eleven year old Aafiyah has a habit of…
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Perspective From Ukraine

On February 24th, I awoke to what felt like typical Thursday morning, engaging in my usual routine of checking social media outlets. It was there, via Instagram, that I learned of the missiling of Kyiv, prompting me to immediately message my friend Yura Ivanov to see if he and his partner Nata were safe. For…
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Me, My Elpy, and I

The American Library Association produced a long list of great books in January with its annual Youth Media Awards, including the well-known Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz awards, which go to the best American children’s author, illustrator, and young adult author of the year, respectively.  Many more awards for children’s and teen books are given annually…
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