Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

Min’s family of supernatural, shapeshifting foxes lives on Jinju, an outer rim planet that just wasn’t able to be fully terraformed. She and her family stay in human form the majority of the time, and use their taboo abilities sparingly. Her brother was able to escape the dusty confines of their home by joining the... Continue Reading →

Friday Graphic Novel Double Feature: Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell. The King of Kazoo by Norm Feuti

Cardboard Kingdom by Chad SellThis graphic novel is awesome. Period. Chad Sell teams up with several other storytellers to create a neighborhood of fantasy made out of refrigerator boxes! A diverse cast of young people dressed up at Monsters, Princesses, and Robots, subtlety tackle issues of bullying, divorce, competition, parent expectations, and many more. The... Continue Reading →

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America Edited by Ibi Zoboi

17 stories featuring young people of color of differing socioeconomic backgrounds living all over the country. These coming-of-age stories feature conflicts dealing with themes such as sexuality, education, and love, while always holding onto a strong connection to history and family. Yet, these narratives also discuss issues inherently connected to people of color: skin color,... Continue Reading →

Friday All-Ages Graphic Novel Double Feature: Edison Beaker, Creature Seeker: The Night Door by Frank Cammuso / Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson

Edison Beaker, Creature Seeker: The Night Door What happens when you find out the family business is fighting monsters? Welp, in the case of Creature Seeker Pest Control, you get pulled into a world filled with scary frights who will threaten everyone in the real world if you don't take care of them... Edison Beaker... Continue Reading →

Friday YA Graphic Novel Double Feature! Nightmare Escape (Dream Jumper #1) by Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom and Graveyard Shakers by Laura Terry

Two excellent YA graphic novels for your weekend reading: Graveyard Shakes by Laura Terry.Katie and Victoria enter their new boarding school with completely opposite attitudes. Katie is herself. At all times. Banging out tunes on the piano or dressing exactly how she wants to. She is not going to conform to anyone's ideals. Victoria is... Continue Reading →

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