Reviews

Review: Minaret – Leila Aboulela

Leila Aboulela’s American debut is a provocative, timely, and engaging novel about a young Muslim woman — once privileged and secular in her native land and now impoverished in London — gradually embracing her orthodox faith. With her Muslim hijab and down-turned gaze, Najwa is invisible to most eyes, especially to the rich families whose…… Continue reading Review: Minaret – Leila Aboulela

Interviews

Author interview: Judith Klausner (Noah the Narwhal)

Welcome to my first author interview! I usually do character interviews with authors, but I felt like that type of interview wouldn’t do the children’s book Noah the Narwhal justice. All illustrations in this post have been created by Sarah Gould. This book is truly one of my favourite children’s books of last year. The…… Continue reading Author interview: Judith Klausner (Noah the Narwhal)

Reviews

ARC Review: Noah the Narwhal – Judith Klausner and Sarah Gould

Noah the Narwhal has good days, when he is productive and social, and pain days, when he needs to rest. His friends and family can find it difficult to handle the unpredictability. Can they come to see that having him in their lives is absolutely worth it? I received an ARC of Noah the Narwhal from the…… Continue reading ARC Review: Noah the Narwhal – Judith Klausner and Sarah Gould

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Review: Timekeeper – Tara Sim

I was in an accident. I got out. I’m safe now. An alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, where a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely. A prodigy mechanic who can repair not only clockwork but time itself, determined to rescue his father from a Stopped town. A…… Continue reading Review: Timekeeper – Tara Sim

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ARC Review: I Am Thunder – Muhammad Khan

“Fifteen-year-old Muzna Saleem, who dreams of being a writer, struggles with controlling parents who only care about her studying to be a doctor. Forced to move to a new school in South London after her best friend is shamed in a scandal, Muzna realizes that the bullies will follow her wherever she goes. But deciding…… Continue reading ARC Review: I Am Thunder – Muhammad Khan

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ARC Review: Transcendent 2 – edited by Bogi Takács

  As with the first volume of Transcendent, Lethe Press has worked with a wonderful editor to select the best work of genderqueer stories of the fantastical, stranger, horrific, and weird published the prior year. Featuring stories by Merc Rustad, Jeanne Thornton, Brit Mandelo, and others, this anthology offers time-honored tropes of the genre–from genetic…… Continue reading ARC Review: Transcendent 2 – edited by Bogi Takács

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Review: Stairs and Whispers – edited by Sandra Alland, Khairani Barokka, and Daniel Sluman

Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back, edited by Sandra Alland, Khairani Barokka and Daniel Sluman, is a ground-breaking anthology examining UK disabled and D/deaf poetics. Packed with fierce poetry, essays, photos and links to accessible online videos and audio recordings, it showcases a diversity of opinions and survival strategies for an ableist…… Continue reading Review: Stairs and Whispers – edited by Sandra Alland, Khairani Barokka, and Daniel Sluman