Doctor Aphra

Book Rated T By Kieron Gillen, Simon Spurrier, Salvador Larroca, and Alyssa Wong  Reviewed by Jesse King The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 4 LGBTQ+ Representation: 5 Disability Representation: 2 Body Size Representation: 2 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 3 Mental Health Representation: 4 Religious Representation: 1 Own Voice: The series that started in 2020 is own voice. Doctor Aphra is StarContinue reading “Doctor Aphra”

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue/The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

Book series By Mackenzi Lee Reviewed by Kit The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 5 Disability Representation: 5 Body Size Representation: 5 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 1 Mental Health Representation: 0 Religious Representation: 5 Own Voice: No The Montague Siblings series is a chaotic fantasy adventure saga filled with pirates, dragons, alchemy and all-round adventure. The various bigotries ofContinue reading “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue/The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy”

The Bagthorpe Saga

Book By Helen Cresswell  Reviewed by Kit The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 0 LGBTQ+ Representation: 0 Disability Representation: 0 Body Size Representation: 0 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 0 Mental Health Representation: 0 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: Yes The Bagthorpe saga tells the purple prose-ridden, hysterical tale of the chaotic and terrible Bagthorpes, a deeply dysfunctional and quirky clan whose everyContinue reading “The Bagthorpe Saga”

Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex

Book By Angela Chen  Reviewed by Kit The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 5 Disability Representation: 5 Body Size Representation: 0 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 0 Mental Health Representation: 0 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: yes Ace is an in-depth and intersectional look at various ace and aro-related issues and how various other identities and experiences complicate the experience.Continue reading “Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex”

The Pure Dead Saga

Book Ages 9-12 By Debi Gliori  Reviewed by Kit The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 0 LGBTQ+ Representation: 0 Disability Representation: 0 Body Size Representation: 5 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 0 Mental Health Representation: 5 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: yes-the author has written about her own depression The Pure Dead Saga takes place in Stregia-Schloss the home of the quirky Stregia-BorgiasContinue reading “The Pure Dead Saga”

The Change Series

Book By Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith  Reviewed by Kit The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 5 Disability Representation: 5 Body Size Representation: 5 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 0 Mental Health Representation: 5 Religious Representation: 2 Own Voice: No-though one of the authors is a therapist focused on treating PTSD The stranger Saga is a surprisingly idealistic andContinue reading “The Change Series”

Children of the Red King

Book By Jenny Nimmo  Reviewed by Kit The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 0 Disability Representation: 5 Body Size Representation: 3 Gender Representation: 3 Socioeconomic Representation: 4 Mental Health Representation: 2 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: No **This review contains spoilers** Children of the Red King is a surprisingly dark and complex tale about the warring dynasties descended from theContinue reading “Children of the Red King”

The Henna Wars

Book Young Adult By Adiba Jaigirdar  Reviewed by Anonymous The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 5 Disability Representation: 0 Body Size Representation: 3 Gender Representation: 5 Socioeconomic Representation: 0 Mental Health Representation: 3 Religious Representation: 4 Own Voice: Yes The Henna Wars is a really fun enemies to lovers story that centers a gay couple. It’s cute but also exploresContinue reading “The Henna Wars”

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”