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Review: Surviving the White Gaze by Rebecca Carroll

Synopsis: Rebecca Carroll grew up the only black person in her rural New Hampshire town. Adopted at birth by artistic parents who believed in peace, love, and zero population growth, her early childhood was loving and idyllic—and yet she couldn’t articulate the deep sense of isolation she increasingly felt as she grew older. Everything changed… Continue reading Review: Surviving the White Gaze by Rebecca Carroll

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Review: Your Corner Dark by Desmond Hall

Synopsis: Things can change in a second:The second Frankie Green gets that scholarship letter, he has his ticket out of Jamaica.The second his longtime crush, Leah, asks him on a date, he’s in trouble.The second his father gets shot, suddenly nothing else matters.And the second Frankie joins his uncle’s gang in exchange for paying for… Continue reading Review: Your Corner Dark by Desmond Hall

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Review: Victory Colony, 1950 by Bhaswati Ghosh

Synopsis: When she lands in Calcutta’s Sealdah railway station on a humid day in 1949, Amala Manna has managed to flee from the communal violence in her village, but not from all her trials. Within moments of crossing over to India as a refugee from East Pakistan, she loses Kartik, her younger brother. Thanks to… Continue reading Review: Victory Colony, 1950 by Bhaswati Ghosh

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Review: Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Synopsis: A god will returnWhen the earth and sky convergeUnder the black sun In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile,… Continue reading Review: Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

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Review: Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

Synopsis: Where does the story of the Owens bloodline begin? With Maria Owens, in the 1600s, when she’s abandoned in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Under the care of Hannah Owens, Maria learns about the “Unnamed Arts.” Hannah recognizes that Maria has a gift and she teaches the girl all she… Continue reading Review: Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

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Review: Teen Aged by Jason Singh

Synopsis: Still reeling from tragedy, Johnathan finds himself struggling to finish high school, help his single mother, spend time with his crush, and be the man of a house that he doesn't own. When life takes another turn, Johnathan is forced to grow up quickly and pay for university himself. Out of nowhere, he takes… Continue reading Review: Teen Aged by Jason Singh

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Review: Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor

Synopsis: Two worlds are poised on the brink of a vicious war. By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera's rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her. When the brutal angel emperor brings his army to the human world, Karou… Continue reading Review: Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor

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Review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Synopsis: The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives… Continue reading Review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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Review: Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor

Synopsis: Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war. This is not that world. Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another… Continue reading Review: Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor

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Review: The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya

Synopsis: Everyone talks about falling in love, but falling in friendship can be just as captivating. When Neela Devaki’s song is covered by internet-famous artist Rukmini, the two musicians meet and a transformative friendship begins. But as Rukmini’s star rises and Neela’s stagnates, jealousy and self-doubt creep in. With a single tweet, their friendship implodes,… Continue reading Review: The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya

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Review: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Synopsis: Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be… Continue reading Review: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

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Review: All the Bumpy Pebbles by Tamara Cherry

Synopsis: When it comes to bad days, Roxanne Brown has had more than most. Her mom’s a drunk. Her dad’s not around. And the haircut she got before her first day of high school was a total disaster. Soon, a seemingly serendipitous encounter gives her a reason to celebrate. He’s cute and confident and best… Continue reading Review: All the Bumpy Pebbles by Tamara Cherry