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Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time – Roshani Chokshi

Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest…… Continue reading Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time – Roshani Chokshi

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Review: Inside Out and Back Again – Thanhha Lai

For all the ten years of her life, Hà has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, and the warmth of her friends close by. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. Hà and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a…… Continue reading Review: Inside Out and Back Again – Thanhha Lai

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ARC Review: The Night Diary – Veera Hiranandani

It’s 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn’t know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it’s…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Night Diary – Veera Hiranandani

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ARC Review: Amal Unbound – Aisha Saeed

Life is quiet and ordinary in Amal’s Pakistani village, but she had no complaints, and besides, she’s busy pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher one day. Her dreams are temporarily dashed when–as the eldest daughter–she must stay home from school to take care of her siblings. Amal is upset, but she doesn’t lose hope…… Continue reading ARC Review: Amal Unbound – Aisha Saeed

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Review: My Year of Epic Rock – Andrea Pyros

If Life Was Like a Song Nina Simmons’ song would be “You Can’t Always Eat What You Want.” (Peanut allergies, ugh). But that’s okay, because as her best friend Brianna always said, “We’re All in This Together.” Until the first day of the seventh grade, when Brianna dumps her to be BFFs with the popular…… Continue reading Review: My Year of Epic Rock – Andrea Pyros

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Review: The Jumbies – Tracey Baptiste

A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore that will have readers holding their breath as they fly through its pages. Corinne La Mer isn’t afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They’re just tricksters parents make up to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an…… Continue reading Review: The Jumbies – Tracey Baptiste

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ARC Review: Auma’s Long Run – Eucabeth Odhiambo

In 1980s Kenya, 13-year-old Auma must decide whether to pursue a track scholarship that will let her attend high school or stay home to help her struggling family as AIDS ravages her village. I received an ARC of Auma’s Long Run through NetGalley. I chose to request this book because I was looking for some…… Continue reading ARC Review: Auma’s Long Run – Eucabeth Odhiambo