5 YA Books for Tweens with Nervous Parents

In my last post, I talked about "age appropriateness" and what we mean by that when choosing books for tweens. In this post, I'm going to highlight some of my favorite Young Adult books that (in my opinion) are appropriate for the 11-14 crowd and why I think they're a good fit. Let's dive in!… Continue reading 5 YA Books for Tweens with Nervous Parents


Review: And I Darken

Release Date: June 28th, 2016 Author: Kiersten White Website: ISBN: 9780553522310 Review: ETA: I wrote this review after I finished an advanced copy of the book in April, before the Pulse shooting in Orlando that claimed 49 lives. As I've been reflecting on this novel, the political climate, and the impact of the shooting on the LGBT+… Continue reading Review: And I Darken


Review: Outrun the Moon

Release Date: May 24th, 2016 Author: Stacey Lee Website: ISBN: 9780399175411 Review: San Francisco, 1906. On the eve of one of the most devastating natural disasters in American history, racism against Chinese immigrants is at an all-time peak. Strict, prejudicial laws work to keep the city's non-white citizens in drudgery even as they work harder and… Continue reading Review: Outrun the Moon