Book Review: The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 360 pages

Published: August 8, 2019 (US: May 26, 2020)

Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books (US: Balzer + Bray)

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Poetry, LGBT

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: May 22

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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Book Review: Toffee by Sarah Crossan

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 416 pages

Published: May 2, 2019 (US: July 14, 2020)

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary,Poetry

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Earth Day at 50: Books to Help Commemorate

Today mark’s the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. We may not be celebrating it as we usually would this year, however, if this ongoing crisis has shown that caring about the Earth is necessary more than ever. So if you want to take this unprecedented time to brush up on your knowledge on climate change, check out these book recs that can be useful to you, books in various age groups:

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Book Review: One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 361 pages

Published: May 30, 2017

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller Continue reading “Book Review: One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus”

10 Amazing Female Protagonists In Manga!

Hey there everyone! My name is Joe Pascullo, and I am a guest writer today on my pal Tabrizia’s blog! I’m a young adult librarian at the Grand Central branch of the New York Public Library. And when I’m not there, I help out with the non-profit organization Pop Culture Classroom’s Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, as well as host the 2020-established podcast, Manga Monthly! Continue reading “10 Amazing Female Protagonists In Manga!”

Books to Read This Month: January Edition

New Year…New Books! Here are some great new releases that will keep you warm and entertained for this upcoming chilly month. Get a head start on your 2020 Reading Challenge! Continue reading “Books to Read This Month: January Edition”

Book Review: Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 400 pages

Published: February 26, 2019

Publisher:  Crown Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult, Fiction & Literature, Contemporary Continue reading “Book Review: Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner”

Book Review: The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 352 pages

Published: June 11, 2019

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genre: Young Adult, Fiction & Literature, Contemporary Continue reading “Book Review: The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven”

Controversial but Necessary: Recent Releases for Banned Books Week

While being on this book committee at work, I have read some amazing books this year. Some of these books, I feel, really should be highlighted to our library community and helmed as one the best books of the year for their ingenuity and compelling storytelling. Continue reading “Controversial but Necessary: Recent Releases for Banned Books Week”