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”

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”

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”

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”

Thor: Ragnarok

Movie PG-13 Directed by Taika Waititi  Reviewed by Sarah Erani The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 3 LGBTQ+ Representation: 0.2 Disability Representation: 3 Body Size Representation: 0.5 Gender Representation: 4 Socioeconomic Representation: 0 Mental Health Representation: 3 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: Not really There is a prominent black character who was intended to be bisexual. There are one-eyed characters. There are someContinue reading “Thor: Ragnarok”

Black Panther

Movie PG-13 Written by Joe Robert Cole Directed by Ryan Coogler Reviewed by Sarah Erani The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 5 LGBTQ+ Representation: 0 Disability Representation: 0 Body Size Representation: 1 Gender Representation: 3 Socioeconomic Representation: 2 Mental Health Representation: 1 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: Yes It’s about the royal family of an African country, so all but two of theContinue reading “Black Panther”

Hamilton: an American Musical

Musical PG-13 By Lin-Manuel Miranda Reviewed by Sarah Erani The following are out of 5 Racial Representation: 3 LGBTQ+ Representation: 0.5 Disability Representation: 0 Body Size Representation: 1 Gender Representation: 4 Socioeconomic Representation: 3 Mental Health Representation: 0 Religious Representation: 0 Own Voice: No The characters are historical figures who were white and probably straight in real life, but they’re played almost entirely by peopleContinue reading “Hamilton: an American Musical”