Review: “Honestly Ben” by Bill Konigsberg

Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Ben Carver is back to normal. He’s getting all As in his classes at the Natick School. He was just elected captain of the baseball team. He’s even won a big scholarship for college, if he can keep up his grades. All that foolishness with Rafe Goldberg lastRead More

Review: “How to Break a Boy” by Laurie Devore

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ Synopsis: Keep your enemies close, but your friends closer. Olivia Clayton has mastered the art of tearing others down to stay on top. She and her best friend, Adrienne, rule their small southern town like all good mean girls do–through intimidation and manipulation. After Olivia suffers a family tragedyRead More

Review: “If You Could Be Mine” by Sara Farizan

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Synopsis: In this stunning debut, a young Iranian American writer pulls back the curtain on one of the most hidden corners of a much-talked-about culture. Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They’ve shared stolen kisses and romantic promises. But IranRead More

Review | “Ida” by Alison Evans

Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: How do people decide on a path, and find the drive to pursue what they want? Ida struggles more than other young people to work this out. She can shift between parallel universes, allowing her to follow alternative paths. One day Ida sees a shadowy, see-through doppelgangerRead More

Review: “Forward: A Memoir” by Abby Wambach

Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. At age seven she was put on the boys’ soccer team. At age thirty-five she would become the highest goal scorer—male or female—in the history of soccer, capturing the nation’s heart with her team’s 2015 World CupRead More

Review: “Leo Loves Aries” by Anyta Sunday

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ Synopsis: A new person will enter your life in the early year, Leo. Look past any moments of frustration they might bring and laugh—this could be the start of a thriving friendship. Theo Wallace usually laughs at the horoscopes his mom sends. Still hung up on his ex-girlfriend andRead More

Review: “Openly Straight” by Bill Konigsberg

Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer. He’s won skiing prizes. He likes to write. And, oh yeah, he’s gay. He’s been out since 8th grade, and he isn’t teased, and he goes to other high schools and talks about tolerance and stuff. And whileRead More

Review: “Transphobia: Deal with It and Be a Gender Transcender” by J. Wallace Skelton and Nick Johnson

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Synopsis: Who do you think you are? Part of identity is how people experience their gender. Transphobia is intolerance of any part of the range of gender identity. This accessible, illustrated book offers information, quizzes, comics and true-to-life scenarios to help kids better understand gender identity and determine what theyRead More

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