The Whole Story of Half a Girl

The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hiranandani, 224 pages, Can be read in a few hours depending on your speed, Middle Grade “I’m not sad. I’m not happy. I’m an alternate.” Sonia, p. 91 This is my second review of one of Hirandani’s books and, if it’s not clear, she has become aContinue reading “The Whole Story of Half a Girl”

Freewater

Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson, 398 pages, Can be read in a about 8 hours depending on your speed, Middle Grade A quote that I really appreciated: “I learned how hurting can be caught, like a cold, or the pox. That’s the thing about plantations: Even if you stay away from being hit, you can’t keep awayContinue reading “Freewater”

The Samosa Rebellion

The Samosa Rebellion by Shanthi Sekaran, 341 pages, Can be read in a about 8 hours depending on your speed, Middle Grade A quote that I really appreciated: “I’m not used to knowing things. I never knew knowledge could be so heavy.” Muki, p. 32 Y’all. This book. I mean. Wow. This book is a mustContinue reading “The Samosa Rebellion”

Born Behind Bars

Born Behind Bars Born Behind Bars by Padma Venkatraman, 257 pages, Can be read in 3-4 hours depending on your speed, Middle Grade A quote that I really appreciated: “But, Amma, what’s the point of being good if the police might lock you up anyway? Especially if you’re poor like us?” Kabir, p. 9-10 ThisContinue reading “Born Behind Bars”