Book Review: Golden Girl

A lyrical coming of age story told in a verse, Golden Girl is sure to pull at your heart. Reem Faruqi's middle grade novel follows Aafiyah Qamar, a Pakastani-American seventh grader who loves tennis, her family (even her sometimes annoying baby brother), and reading Weird But True Facts. Sometimes she doesn't feel like she fits in, [...]

Book Review: The Last Bear by Hannah Gold

This lyrical debut novel swept me off of my feet. It's the kind of book that you finish with a big sigh, your heart near to bursting from the sheer magnitude of it. April Wood does not fit in. Her scientist father doesn't seem to notice her all that much, she doesn't have any friends [...]

The Last Story of Mina Lee Book Review

The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim is the tale of a mother and daughter and the distance that's always lived between them. When Margot surprises her mother with an unexpected visit, she instead discovers her mother's dead body. What happened to Mina Lee? And who was she before she became the woman [...]