Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Thank you to Edelweiss for sharing a digital galley of this book. All opinions are my own. Kiko Himura has always struggled with her identity. With a mother who tries to get her to more like the white-American girls in beauty magazines, Kiko can't understand how to embrace her half-Japanese heritage. She's convinced her life … Continue reading Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

The Vanderbeekers are in jeopardy of losing their home when their curmudgeonly landlord refuses to renew their lease. Determined to not let this happen, the five Vanderbeeker siblings must work together to help convince their landlord just how important it is for them to stay. This heartwarming story teaches on the importance of community and … Continue reading The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

The Real Us by Tommy Greenwald and illustrated by J. P. Coovert

Thank you to Macmillan Children's Publishing Group and Netgalley for this free advanced galley of this book. This one is out 8/8/17. All opinions are my own. There is always more to someone than meets the eye. But if you are only judged by how you look, how can someone really know you? The Real Us … Continue reading The Real Us by Tommy Greenwald and illustrated by J. P. Coovert