Tag Archives: magical realism

Review: Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

Lush, detailed, and pointedly aware of social and political influences, DARK AND DEEPEST RED by Anna-Marie McLemore is a wonderful novel for strong middle-grade and young adult readers. The world-building, character development, and emphasis on relationships is wonderfully detailed and … Continue reading

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Review: BLACK GIRL UNLIMITED by Echo Brown

BLACK GIRL UNLIMITED by Echo Brown is a tremendous, transporting read. It’s difficult and poetic and immersive. Brown leans heavily on autobiographical content, but the magical realism gives permission to readers to lose themselves in the story without feeling sorry … Continue reading

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Review: This Was Our Pact

THIS WAS OUR PACT by Ryan Andrews is a fanciful graphic novel that starts out as a standard coming-of-age story of boys on bikes in the wilderness. It then suddenly veers into magical realism that is at once bizarre and … Continue reading

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