January: Read or Listened to

book covers for the books mentioned in this post

JANUARY Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien First in the series Birthmarked was a pretty thrilling sci-fi that centres a young midwife navigating family, birthing and understanding the complexity of her role (an her families) in the context of states. Tags: YAlit, Sci-Fi The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and the Power […]

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Book Review | Symptoms of Being Human

book cover: with black drawing of hair on a white cover. totle of the book symptoms of being human in purple lettering in the centre. two thrids of the way down the page it reads boy or girl?yes. bottom of the cover lists author jeff garvin in green

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin Tags: Young Adult, Fiction, Coming of Age, LGBT2SQ+, Bullying, Self-Harm This Young Adult novel is one that youth and adults alike will not want to put down. Through the first person narrative, Riley a gender-fluid teenager navigates school, violence, family, therapy, relationships,anxiety, and finding self in the process.  […]

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Book Review | fatty legs: a true story

fatty legs: a true story Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton Art by Liz-Amini-Holme This true story of 8-year-old Inuvialuit girl Olemaun Pokiak or Margaret as noted later in the story, unveils the 60-year secret of her nickname, “fatty legs” and her literacy journey. Through the first-person narrative, she recounts her experience in boarding school and […]

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Book Review | The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie Art by Ellen Forney Based on Alexie’s own experience, his first novel for young adults takes us through the life of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Dealing with medical challenges since birth, Junior gets picked on and beaten up […]

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