Review: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Title: A Tale for the Time BeingAuthor: Ruth OzekiRating: ★Summary: In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and classmates’ bullying, but before she ends it all, Nao plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century, in a diary that … Continue reading Review: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Review: All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

Title: All You Can Ever KnowAuthor: Nicole ChungRating: ★★★★Summary: After being born severely premature, Nicole Chung was placed up for adoption by her birth parents and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town, her adoption a comforting story of familial sacrifice and God’s will. But as she grew up—facing prejudice her adoptive … Continue reading Review: All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

Review: Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen

Title: Fake It Till You Break ItAuthor: Jenn P. NguyenRating: ★Summary: Mia and Jake have known each other their whole lives, and their mothers are convinced that they'd be the perfect couple—if only they could stand to be in the same room. After yet another attempt to push them together, Jake and Mia decide they’ve … Continue reading Review: Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen

Review: Internment by Samira Ahmed

Title: InternmentAuthor: Samira AhmedRating: ★★★★Summary: Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance within, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a … Continue reading Review: Internment by Samira Ahmed

Review: Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal

Title: Woman WorldAuthor: Aminder DhaliwalRating: ★★★★Summary: When a birth defect wipes out the planet’s entire population of men, Woman World rises out of society’s ashes. This infectiously funny comic follows the rebuilding process, tracking a group of women who have rallied together under the flag of “Beyonce’s Thighs.” Only Grandma remembers the distant past, a civilization … Continue reading Review: Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal

Review: Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

Title: Here and Now and ThenAuthor: Mike ChenRating: ★½Summary: Kin Stewart is an everyday family man trying to keep the spark in his marriage and struggling to connect with his teenage daughter. But his current life is a far cry from his previous career as a time-traveling secret agent. Stranded in suburban San Francisco since the 1990s, … Continue reading Review: Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen