Trini’s Big Leap [Beth Kephart & Alexander de Wit]

Trini's Big Leap by Beth Kephart and Alexander de Wit, illustrated by William Sulit, is a pretty cute story about a young girl who succeeds at basically everything. The world is her oyster and whatever she does is easy. And the story begins with Trini in gymnastics, showing off to all the other kids how…

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A Genderfluid Thief and a Girl in Therapy; Recent NetGalley Requests

I'm definitely infinitely more excited to read Moth and Whisper, but Little Mama looks good, too. I'd really suggest checking out both of these books and not merely choosing one. Nice thing to know about these two books is that they are Read Nows, so you can pick either up if you're interested. A cyberpunk graphic novel in…

Activism in Kids and Refugee Children; Recent NetGalley Requests

Honestly, these books both feature incredibly important topics and I'm so glad to see that they exist. Whether or not I get approved for them will not take away from the fact that having this material out in the world for young people to find and learn from is immensely important I love these books.…

These are the Reads of my Childhood; Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This list was not easy to compile. Even now I'm questioning whether I should take some off and replace them with others. I think it's pretty comprehensive, for the most part. And it features series more than individual books. At the end…

Center of the Universe [Ria Voros]; 2019 YA Releases

Space. I absolutely love space. And if The Center of the Universe by Ria Voros was more about space, I'd probably be more interested in reading it. But as it turns out, it's just a person disappears mystery thing. And at this point, I'm sure a lot of you know those just are not for me. But…

Depression and Audiobooks in the Morning

I don't talk about this often, really, since my depression is just that. My depression. And while I consider myself fairly open with my readers, this has always been an area of my life that I've kept private. In fact, it's so private that I almost never even discuss it with my boyfriend, preferring instead…