The Rita Reads

The Rita Reads

A review of (mostly) young adult and middle grade books by an adult reader for adult readers.

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Being Heumann

Being Heumann by Judith Heumann with Kirsten Joiner, Can be read in a few nights depending on your speed, Memoir As an able-bodied person, I’ve grown very aware of my privilege of moving through the world without much thought. I’ve also grown up in a time when laws like the ADA and some basic accessibility requirements…

Tiger Daughter

Tiger Daughter by Rebecca Lim, Can be read in a few hours depending on your speed, Middle Grade One of the hardest things to convey is the challenge children of immigrants face trying to navigate both the culture of their parents and the culture of where they live. Perhaps even harder is to explain what it’s…

Song of the Sun God

Song of the Sun God by Shankari Chandran, Can be read in a few days depending on your speed, Adult Fiction (CW: rape on the page, including flashbacks) If not done well, books that span generations can be tedious and difficult to read. When done well, you end up with a book like Song of the Sun…