Acevedo's sophomore novel is a delightful concoction of a book, whose voice is as unique as a restaurant's signature dish.High school senior Emoni Santiago takes care of her young daughter and her aging grandmother. She goes to school, hangs out with her best friend, and tries not to stress about whether or not she can afford to go to college. Emoni is an average American high school student, but her talent in the kitchen is anything but. Emoni... (read more)Recommended by Caroline M.
An essential guide and poignant call to arms. Emdin's book is a must-have for all educators seeking to both educate themselves and revolutionize urban education.Recommended by Caroline M.
A delightful book about finding strength in unexpected places and finding your cuddly side.Recommended by Caroline M.
With delightfully inventive botanical alchemy — including combinations such as pumpkin and saffron, spiced parsnip and willow blossom, rock salt and rosemary — McKee's bakes are sure to dazzle the senses and enchant the eye.Recommended by Caroline M.
Mia works on a six-person restoration crew in outer space. As she reconstructs beautiful ruins throughout the galaxy, her memories simultaneously reassemble, revealing a tragic, tender love story. Triumphantly queer, heartwarming, and stunningly illustrated, Walden's masterful space epic has secured its place on my favorites shelf!Recommended by Caroline M.
Strange Grace has some of my favorite ingredients for a book: witches, sacrifices, queer love, body horror, and its own dark, peculiar magic, unique unto itself.Recommended by Caroline M.
All Ari wants to do is escape the family bakery and move to the city, where he can finally focus on his music — but will a cute new baker with a new perspective change his mind? This book has some of my favorite things: queerness, blushing, and bread. An absolute ray of sunshine.Recommended by Caroline M.