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Review: MESSY ROOTS by Laura Gao

MESSY ROOTS: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American by Laura Gao manages to braid multiple threads into a wonderfully relatable and entertaining first-hand account of immigration, identity, and being a target of racist pandemic-related attitudes. From its opening scene … Continue reading

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Meow or Never by Jazz Taylor

MEOW OR NEVER by Jazz Taylor is much more hefty on the issues than the cover makes it seem. What looks like a simple middle grade novel about a secret pet and a secret crush rustles up topics centered on … Continue reading

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On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

ON EARTH WE’RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS by Ocean Vuong is a novel, but I had to remind myself that it was not autobiography or memoir again and again. The raw depth of Vuong’s honest language is gutting; I read it in … Continue reading

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Review: The Midwinter Witch by Molly Knox Ostertag

THE MIDWINTER WITCH is the third and final book of the adventures that includes The Witch Boy and The Hidden Witch.  A wonderful twist on traditional middle grade themes of identity, conflicts with family and friends, and solidifying values and … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: In A Heartbeat

It’s been another rough week — already! Take a break and watch this heart-warming short that’s as relatable as it is lovely. This short film is by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, out of the Ringling College of Art + … Continue reading

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