It’s that time of year again! The voting round of the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards has begun. This annual event, in its 12th year, is the only major book awards chosen by readers. The opening round ends on November 8. The semifinal round runs from November 10 – 15, the final round runs from November 17 – 30 and the winners are announced on December 8.
I won’t be listing all the nominees but here are some categories that may be of high interest to some readers. I’ll also mark the ones that will definitely get my vote!
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Pages: 496 pages
Published: March 5, 2020
Genre: Poetry, Young Adult, Contemporary
Continue reading “Book Review: Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann”
Pages: 352 pages
Published: September 29, 2020
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Genre: Poetry, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, LGBT
Continue reading “Book Review: The Girl and the Goddess: Stories and Poems of Divine Wisdom by Nikita Gill”
I recently wrote a blog post for the book website, MyVLF, discussing about many YA Novels from great authors like Sarah Crossan, Dean Atta, Manjeet Mann and so much more!
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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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The new school year has started and although 2020-2021 will be unlike any school year we ever encountered, that does not mean we are not facing the similar learning issues. And a recurring one is getting children and teens to read.
Over the years, children and teens are reading less and less. Most blame television and/or the increase amount of technology use to cause children and teen to read less, however, there might be other factors in play. Some students may feel that the text that reading is too complicated for them and the book size may be intimidating to them. There are some books out there that are useful in helping younger readers find the right book for them and discover the true joys of reading, without any pressure:
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Pages: 400 pages
Published: September 1, 2020
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Poetry
Continue reading “Book Review: Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam”
I had the great opportunity to ask the author, Lucy Cuthew, a couple of questions about her work and her YA debut novel, Blood Moon, a great novel in verse about periods, sex and online shaming.
This was one of the most innovative and compelling YA novels I have read in a long time and I cannot stop raving about this book. When you read this interview and my book review, I hope you will pick up a copy and find this novel just as amazing as I did:
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Wow..is it September already? New month, new books! If you are looking for reads to escape the back to school (or return to work) blues, here are some new releases that will entice your imagination. From thrilling conspiracy theories to magical schools, this month’s reads will make September fly right by (and hopefully into 2021):
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