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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My Government Means to Kill Me

My Government Means to Kill Me by Rasheed Newson, Can be read in a few nights depending on your speed, Adult “See, even during a pandemic, racism never fails to insert itself into the equation.” ~p. 115 Told through the lens of Earl “Trey” Singleton as he survives his first few years living on his own…

Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win

Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win by Susan Azim Boyer, Can be read in a few nights depending on your speed, Young Adult (Thanks to Book Sparks for the gifted copy!) Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win is a perfect example of why diverse YA books are so needed, but also a perfect example of why YA books can…

Year of the Tiger

Year of the Tiger by Alice Wong, Can be read in a few nights depending on your speed, Memoir A quote that I really appreciated: “No one is disposable or invisible.” p. 273 I’ll admit I didn’t know who Alice Wong was until very recently, but for several years now I have learned a lot about…