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My Own Lightning

By Lauren Wolk - Published 2022


Children/Young Adult

Closure is an ever-moving target in Lauren Wolk’s sequel to Wolf Hollow. After a tragic death, eleven-year-old Annabelle struggles to fit into ...Read Review

Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix (Remixed Classics, 3)

By Aminah Mae Safi - Published 2022


Children/Young Adult

Author Aminah Mae Safi’s father told her stories of Muslim women carrying weapons, wrestling snakes with their bare hands, and leading their ...Read Review

Valiant Ladies

By Melissa Grey - Published 2022


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

“Women aren’t reckless,” I groaned as I read the opening fight scene in Valiant Ladies. My love of historical fiction taught me ...Read Review

The Tuscan Secret

By Angela Petch - Published 2022



Angela Petch’s romantic tale of love, war, and family takes place in Rofelle, Italy. She blends details from her personal experience as ...Read Review

The Deep Enders

By Dave Reardon - Published 2021



Upon opening Dave Reardon’s book, I was skeptical, since as a tenth-grade English teacher, I select novels that expand representation. However, this ...Read Review

Our Violent Ends (These Violent Delights)

By Chloe Gong - Published 2021


Children/Young Adult

Our Violent Ends is Chloe Gong’s sequel to her bestselling novel These Violent Delights. Her works are a reimagining of Shakespeare’s ...Read Review

The Red Palace

By June Hur - Published 2022


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

As the illegitimate daughter of an aging concubine, Hyeon does not have many options. The strict laws of Korea in 1758 separate her from ...Read Review

The Miners’ Lament (I Am America)

By Judy Dodge Cummings - Published 2021


Children/Young Adult

In October 1950, Mexican-American employees at the Empire Zinc Company went on strike. The striking miners demanded fair pay and safe sanitation for their ...Read Review

A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix (Remixed Classics, 1)

By C.B. Lee - Published 2021


Children/Young AdultNautical

Do your eyelids droop when you hear the word classic? Never fear, remixed classic to the rescue! C. B. Lee’s reimaging of ...Read Review

Hollow Chest

By Brita Sandstrom - Published 2021


Children/Young Adult

Shell shock, battle fatigue, combat exhaustion, and post-traumatic stress injury: These clinical terms mask the unimaginable suffering of veterans. Brita Sandstrom dares to ...Read Review