Only Mostly Devastated

Book Young Adult By Sophie Gonzales  Reviewed by Valerie The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 4.5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 5 Disability Representation: 3.5 Body Size Representation: 4 Gender Representation: 4.5 Socioeconomic Representation: 0 Mental Health Representation: 4 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: No This is a really cute gay love story about Will and Ollie. Ollie is the main character and Will is theContinue reading “Only Mostly Devastated”

All American Boys

Book Young Adult By Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely  Reviewed by Anonymous The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 0 Disability Representation: 0 Body Size Representation: 0 Gender Representation: 3 Socioeconomic Representation: 5 Mental Health Representation: 0 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: Yes **Contains spoilers** “When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at theContinue reading “All American Boys”

Over the Moon

Movie Rated PG By Glen Keane, John Kahrs  Reviewed by Lyla The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 1 Disability Representation: 1 Body Size Representation: 2 Gender Representation: 4 Socioeconomic Representation: 1 Mental Health Representation: 1 Religious Representation: 1 Own Voice: No As a Chinese American, I really related to this story. The Chinese customs and stories were very authentic. TheContinue reading “Over the Moon”

The Expanse

TV Show Rated TV-14 Developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby  Reviewed by Scifi addict The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 3 Disability Representation: 0 Body Size Representation: 2 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 4 Mental Health Representation: 0 Religious Representation: 1 Own Voice: No The Expanse is a Sci-Fi TV show that In the 24th century, a disparate bandContinue reading “The Expanse”

The Poet X

Book Young Adult By Elizabeth Acevedo  Reviewed by Sally Webster The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 3 Disability Representation: 0 Body Size Representation: 5 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 5 Mental Health Representation: 0 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: Yes A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationshipContinue reading “The Poet X”

The End of October

Book By Lawrence Wright  Reviewed by Craig The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 3 LGBTQ+ Representation: 2 Disability Representation: 4 Body Size Representation: 2 Gender Representation: 4 Socioeconomic Representation: 3 Mental Health Representation: 2 Religious Representation: 5 Own Voice: No **This review contains spoilers** The book describes a terrible virus that appears to start in a camp halfway around the world and althoughContinue reading “The End of October”

OCDaniel

Book By Wesley King   Reviewed by Anonymous The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 4 LGBTQ+ Representation: 2 Disability Representation: 4 Body Size Representation: 2 Gender Representation: 4 Socioeconomic Representation: 0 Mental Health Representation: 5 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: Yes Wesley King writes about a boy named Daniel who struggles in silence with his mental health. King says it is almost autobiographicalContinue reading “OCDaniel”

But I’m A Cheerleader

Movie Rated R By Jamie Babbit  Reviewed by Mia The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 3.5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 5 Disability Representation: 1 Body Size Representation: 2 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 1 Mental Health Representation: 2 Religious Representation: 2 Own Voice: Yes. Both the director and the screenplay writer are members of the lgbtq+ community. But I’m A Cheerleader is a story aboutContinue reading “But I’m A Cheerleader”

Rent

Musical PG-13 By Jonathan Larson  Reviewed by Sarah Erani The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 5 Disability Representation: 1 Body Size Representation: 0.3 Gender Representation: 4 Socioeconomic Representation: 5 Mental Health Representation: 4 Religious Representation: 2 Own Voice: Somewhat The show is about a group of friends that include a Latina woman, a black man, and at least one blackContinue reading “Rent”

Futurama

TV Show By Matt Groening, David X. Cohen  Reviewed by Sarah Erani The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 3 LGBTQ+ Representation: 0.7 Disability Representation: 0 Body Size Representation: 1 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 4 Mental Health Representation: 3 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: No There is an important character who is black and he has a black wife and son. There isContinue reading “Futurama”