Young People Reading: Finding diverse books with Kirkus Reviews

Recently, I found out that Kirkus Book Reviews, which primarily serves librarians and booksellers, has been doing some really cool things to highlight and promote diversity in their reviews and on their site. So far, they are focusing on children’s and young adult books, but I hope they are thinking of expanding. First, they have … More Young People Reading: Finding diverse books with Kirkus Reviews

Week 29: The Queue and The Heart’s Invisible Furies – juicy, rich books

Hello Everyone, I hope you all had a good weekend. It has been snowing with some regularity around here, and while it usually melts off, I am getting excited for winter. We have a pellet stove, and there is really nothing quite as cozy as a cup of tea, a fire and a good book! … More Week 29: The Queue and The Heart’s Invisible Furies – juicy, rich books

2017 Books Awards: Diverse lists and books to be excited about

Hello Everyone, With the recent release of the National Book Award longlist, Man Booker Prize shortlist and the Kirkus Book Review finalists, I wanted to share some current book award lists. Looking at award winning books can be a little discouraging for me because so few of the winners fall into what I feel I … More 2017 Books Awards: Diverse lists and books to be excited about