I wasn’t even going to post this week but I figured if I just kept it short and simple, I’d have done it and I could move on.
May has been full of walks exploring wish trees, labyrinths, and bridges. You can check out my other blog for some of these adventures.
So far this year, I’ve read 236 books. The breakdown is:
7- Adult novels
17- Adult non-fiction
14- Graphic novels
36- Middle Grade novels (Goal: 52)
158- Picture Books and Board Books
4- Young Adult novels of which
56- Nonfiction Picture Books (Goal: 104)
25- Audio Books
Now, for the book reviews…
I am such a huge fan of the Pocket Change Collective series and I think every middle school and high school libraries should carry them. They’re basically long essays about experiences specific to the person writing about it. In Skate for Your Life, Leo Baker shares their story falling in love with skateboarding at a young age, pursuing it as a career and the obstacles it presented to them as gender-queer nonbinary person.
I am such a huge fan of the Pocket Change Collective series and I think every middle school and high school libraries should carry them. They’re basically long essays about experiences specific to the person writing about it. In Continuum, Chella Man shares his story living in the intersections of his multiple identities as a Deaf, genderqueer, trans-masculine, Chinese, and Jewish person.
I’ve been a Kelly Yang fan since Front Desk and this has been on my radar since it came out last year but admittedly I’m not that much of a YA reader. I did want to intentionally read another AAPI book since it seemed I started my LGBTQ reading challenge a bit early.
Parachutes is Crazy Rich Asians meets Speak. It is engrossing and nerve wracking. It is powerful, inspiring, and infuriating. I loved the diversity not only of the characters but the situations and the topics tackled.
You can view all the books I’ve read on my Goodreads page.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy Reading!