Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon

Pet

Written by: Akwaeke Emezi Cover Art by: Shyama Golden For ages: YA (CW: child abuse. Mention of bruises and insinuation of pedophilia) Language: English, some French Creole.  Topics Covered: Black Culture & Identity, BIPOC Narratives, Sci-Fi, LGBTQ Lives, Growing Up, Friendship, Social-Emotional Learning, Transgender Youth, Family, Art. Summary:  This book is phenomenal.  Jam is a teenage girl living in a town…

A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa

more books about Asian-American experience & identity summary:  This is a lovely book designed to introduce Ruth Asawa to younger children!  The artistic styling of the book is beautiful, a combination of collage and drawn images.  It has a very simple plot line, and does not address the fact that she and her family were…

The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles)

Written by: Amy Spalding Cover Photo by: Robyn Van Swank Cover Design: Kate Gartner For ages: YA (underage alcohol use) Language: English Topics Covered: LGBTQ, Growing Up, Art, Jobs, Relationships, Family Dynamics, Weight, Body Positivity, Fashion, Underage Alcohol Use.  Summary: This is a fantastic book with both a queer and fat main character interested in fashion.  Abby scores an amazing summer…