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Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781501196010
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 19th, 2019

Fun, yet frank, account of the life of a young, single, woman living in today's London. Queenie's voice is a blast of fresh air, and you empathize deeply with her, as she navigates the modern world of dating and mental health issues. Coming from a Jamaican British family, Queenie has to figure out how to fit into both cultures, and remain true to herself.
I loved spending time with Queenie and her best friends, and could not put this book down. I wonder what they are all doing now? ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Drawn Together by Minh Lê - Book Review

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By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484767603
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 5th, 2018

A visually stunning picture book about finding common ground between the generations. We follow a grandfather and his grandson as they find a bond through art and storytelling, although their first languages and ages were causing a divide. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Rough Patch by Brian Lies - Book Review

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By Brian Lies, Brian Lies (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062671271
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Published: Greenwillow Books - August 14th, 2018

A touching story about loss, grief, and learning how to be happy again. Beautifully illustrated. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love - Book Review

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By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763690458
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

A story about acceptance and unconditional love, with stunning illustrations! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Late in the Day: A Novel by Tessa Hadley - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062476692
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Published: Harper - January 15th, 2019

Hadley outdoes herself once more! Her genius lies in her sparse writing style, and subjects set in ordinary lives. Her ability to translate the human psyche is so razor sharp that you’ll find yourself thinking Yes! Yes! Yes! As you read eye-opening epiphany after epiphany. This novel shines light on middle age, marriage, death, and the complicated histories people share. To read a Tessa Hadley novel is not only thought provoking and enjoyable, but you’ll also emerge knowing yourself a little better. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316483254
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Published: Redhook - September 25th, 2018

A most beautifully written book about the eternal struggle for equality, and respect for others. It is a story we will always be telling, and sadly, always struggling with in our daily lives. However, this novel is so much more, it brings in folklore, mysticism, and epic storytelling. Focusing on two sisters, who though very different from each other, share the bond of true love, we enter the woods and the fights that dwell there between the various different cultures living in it, and how their love brings everyone together. Drawing inspiration from Ukrainian history and mythology, and Rossetti’s Goblin Market, Rossner has written a gem. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


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