Just Another Little Lie by Eve Ainsworth

This award willing author has written another affecting novella aimed at a teenage audience that is just as compelling as ‘Because of You’  – a book  we also reviewed on this site . Growing up in the shadow of...

Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky

It is impossible these days to listen to National Public Radio, watch CNN or MSCNBC,  and not to realize that The United States is in a period of potentially huge changes in society, politics and it’s...

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

The multi-award winning author is described on the book jacket as ‘a novelist, feminist and philanthropist’ who has so far written twenty- six  best selling books that have been translated into more than forty...

The Street by Ann Petry

Ann Petry (real name Ann Lane) wasn’t an author I’d ever heard of until I read Tayari Jones’ reflections on her and her most successful novel, The Street, in the December 2019 article for The...

Boundless Sky by Amanda Addison & Manuela Adreani

  Author-artist Amanda Addison has teamed-up with Italian illustrator, Manuela Adreani to create a beautiful and lyrical tale of migration. It’s always astonished me that tiny birds spend so much of their...

The Disconnect by Keren David

Could this novel be any more prescient or pressing? At a time when there is plenty of public debate about the impact of social media on young people in particular; about, so-called cyber-bullying; and about whether telephone use is addictive, the...

Home Ground by Alan Gibbons

Sam fervently believes that his football team, West Park Celtic can start winning games, but it seems doomed to be stuck at the bottom of the league unless the players can get their act together. Their manager is always encouragingly upbeat but he...

The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble

Young people have recently been in the forefront of campaigns raising alarm about the perils of climate change and environmental destruction. What better way to spread these serious concerns to even more people than through a well told story based...