Category Archives: Diversity In Books

Review: ‘The Great American Whatever’ by Tim Federle #COYER #SRC

I love it when you can tell that a book is going to be great right away. Such is the case here, with wonderful writing and a fresh approach. Quinn Roberts has basically been in his bedroom for six months. When his sister and movie-making partner,... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Peas and Carrots’ by Tanita S. Davis #COYER #SRC

Told from alternating points of view, Peas and Carrots is the story of two teen girls, different in just about every way, who have to learn how to get along while in a foster care situation. Odessa “Dess” Matthews has had it rough. Living... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Far From You’ by Tess Sharpe #COYER #2016HW

Everyone, from the detective to her own parents, know that it was Sophie’s fault that Mina was killed. After all, Sophie is the one who’s hooked on Oxy, not Mina. Booker’s Point is not a place you go without wanting to score. And when... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Game of Love and Death’ by Martha Brockenbrough #COYER #2016HW

From the first paragraph, you are thoroughly aware that this isn’t your typical Young Adult fare. It’s a most unusual and unique tale that is told in an old-fashioned manner. It is bright and hopeful; it is shadowy and piercing. And while... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Burn Baby Burn’ by Meg Medina #SRC

Set against the backdrop of New York City in 1977, Burn Baby Burn takes place when things were changing for women, a serial killer was on the loose, a city was failing, it was the hottest summer on record, and disco was queen. Nora López can’t... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Local Girl Swept Away’ by Ellen Wittlinger #BookBirthday

Lorna has always been the de facto leader of ther little group that includes her boyfriend, Finn, Jackie, and Lucas. She always added a lot of fun, recklessness and energy to their gang, and the three of them would follow her anywhere. So when Lorna... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Highly Illogical Behavior’ by John Corey Whaley #SRC

This sweet and engaging story is deep without manufactured drama. Its lightness keeps it from becoming an over-the-top, sugary and tear-jerking soap opera. Don’t mistake its tone for insignificance, though; the action is full of emotion and is... Read More | Share it now!

Review: An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes by Randy Ribay #2016HW

Four Dungeon & Dragons-playing friends hang out twice a  week, yet don’t know each other. Separately, they are each struggling with something that they think too hard to share: One doesn’t know how to live without his girlfriend One... Read More | Share it now!

What Happens When Best Friends Date? ‘Been Here All Along’ by Sandy Hall

Told from four different perspectives, Been Here All Along is a sweet story of long-time friends, first-time love, and the freedom of honesty. Kyle and Gideon are best friends. With their nerdy in-jokes and love of communicating in Elvish, the... Read More | Share it now!

Both beautiful & terrifying ~ ‘Black Dove, White Raven’ by Elizabeth Wein #Review #COYER

This story is just full of opportunities for tragedy. In flight logs, letters and stories, the tale of how a white American woman, her white daughter and black son came to live in Ethiopia…and what happened during the years leading up to World... Read More | Share it now!