Hi Everyone! It's Becky. I have been feverishly trying to get through all the books that are getting award buzz before the Youth Media Awards at the end of the month. I just finished Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam and this book definitely has award potential. Title: Punching the AirAuthor: Ibi Zoboi and … Continue reading Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
Hi everyone, it's Sarah! I am so happy that NetGalley has added audio ARCs to their platform. I was able to get this title through them and I am so glad I listened to it. Summary: Based on Salaam's own experience, as part of the exonerated five, this book follows Amal, a young African American … Continue reading Teen Book Review: Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam
Hey everyone, it's Sarah! It is time for a new star sign to take center stage. Virgo's are in the spotlight from August 23rd to September 22nd. These are our pumpkin spice babies, who love showing off their fuzzy boots. Virgos are perfect on the outside, because they are so good at hiding what is … Continue reading What’s Your Sign? Virgo’s Books
Hi Everyone! Summer is winding down and the kids soon will be heading back to school (in person or virtually). What is a better way to celebrate the start of school than with exciting new books? Here are just a few of the titles being released in September that we can’t wait for. Becky's List … Continue reading What We’re Excited About: September Books!
Hiya everyone, it's Sarah! I came across this title when I was looking for Mock Newbery books. While, I am not including this in my regularly scheduled mock post, I thought it would be a good book to talk about. Summary: Ebony-Grace lives with her mother and grandfather in Alabama, occasionally seeing her father in … Continue reading Middle Grade Book Review: My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi
Hi All! It's Becky, again. I recently finished Pride by Ibi Zoboi and after letting it sit for a couple of days I am here to tell you all about it. Title: Pride Author: Ibi Zoboi Summary: In a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, seventeen-year-old Zuri Benitez lives in Brooklyn with her parents and … Continue reading Pride by Ibi Zoboi
I can't believe that we are already a month into the new year! I hope 2017 is treating everyone well and you're not being pummeled by too much snow. To help you enjoy 2017 here is a list of book coming out next month that we are very eager to get our hands on. Becky's … Continue reading What We’re Excited About: February Books!