The Gender Games: The Problem with Men and Women, from Someone Who Has Been Both – Review

The Gender Games Juno Dawson   Summary: "Why we are all being messed up by gender, and what we can do about it. 'It's a boy!' or 'It's a girl!' are the first words almost all of us hear when we enter the world. Before our names, before we have likes and dislikes - before… Continue reading The Gender Games: The Problem with Men and Women, from Someone Who Has Been Both – Review

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The Pants Project – Review

The Pants Project Cat Clarke   Summary: "Whoever wrote the uniform policy decided (whyyy?) that girls had to wear skirts, while boys were allowed to wear pants. Sexist. Dumb. Unfair. “Girls must wear a black, pleated, knee-length skirt.” I bet I read those words a hundred times during summer vacation. The problem wasn’t the last… Continue reading The Pants Project – Review

Review and Recommendation – The Wicked + The Divine

Since I'm doing a Q&A tomorrow for the last day of the year (which means you can still send in questions), I've decided to do one final review and recommendation for the year. I recently finished volumes 3-5 of The Wicked + The Divine. This is an absolutely fantastic and genius graphic novel series that… Continue reading Review and Recommendation – The Wicked + The Divine

Review – Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Down Among the Sticks and Bones   (Wayward Children #2)   Seanan McGuire   Summary: "Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. This is the story of what happened first… Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet,… Continue reading Review – Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Review – I am Jazz

 I Am Jazz Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings, and Shelagh McNicholas (Illustrator)     Summary: "The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere. From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She… Continue reading Review – I am Jazz

Review – The Tiger’s Watch by Julia Ember

Title: The Tiger's Watch Author: Julia Ember   Summary: "Sixteen-year-old Tashi has spent their life training as a inhabitor, a soldier who spies and kills using a bonded animal. When the capital falls after a brutal siege, Tashi flees to a remote monastery to hide. But the invading army turns the monastery into a hospital,… Continue reading Review – The Tiger’s Watch by Julia Ember

Review – Beautiful Music For Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Beautiful Music For Ugly Children Kirstin Cronn-Mills Summary: " "This is Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, on community radio 90.3, KZUK. I'm Gabe. Welcome to my show." My birth name is Elizabeth, but I'm a guy. Gabe. My parents think I've gone crazy and the rest of the world is happy to agree with them,… Continue reading Review – Beautiful Music For Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Review – Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Every Heart a Doorway Seanan McGuire Summary: "Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children No Solicitations No Visitors No Quests Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else. But magical… Continue reading Review – Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire