Book Review: “Dactyl Hill Squad” by Daniel José Older
Book Reviews / October 9, 2018

When New York’s Colored Orphan Asylum is destroyed in the Draft Riots of 1863, Magdalys Roca and her friends simultaneously lose their home and become targets of a nefarious slave-trading network that kidnaps free black people from the North and sells them into slavery in the South.

Graphic Novel Review: “Making Friends” by Kristen Gudsnuk
Book Reviews / July 31, 2018

Seventh grade isn’t off to a great start for Dany – she’s starting middle school, and none of her friends are in her classes. But when Dany discovers that a sketchbook she inherits from Great-Aunt Elma brings anything she draws to life, things take a turn for the interesting.

Book Review: “Exo” by Fonda Lee
Book Reviews / June 6, 2018

A hundred years after the zhree arrive on Earth, humans and zhree co-exist more or less peacefully, with willing humans incorporated into the zhree social structure – if not as equals, then still as valued members of society.

Book Review: “Front Desk” by Kelly Yang
Book Reviews / June 4, 2018

Ever since ten-year-old Mia Tang’s parents immigrated to the United States from China, they’ve been trying to find steady work. When they get the chance to run the Calivista Motel in California, the Tang family thinks they’ve found their big break.

Book Review: “Ozland” by Wendy Spinale
Book Reviews / April 29, 2018

In Ozland, the third and final installment in Wendy Spinale’s Everland trilogy, what’s left of the Lost Boys and their allies continue to weather the gruesome effects of the Bloodred Queen’s virus.