If you go to my Storygraph account, you can see what I have read recently & click on the books to learn more.
Last Week in Books:
One Summer Up North is an almost wordless book about a family spending time in the Boundary Waters. It's lovely and is especially nice for those who live in Minnesota, Canada, or the Midwest.
It was funny that I found the picture book Listening with My Heart: A Story of Kindness & Self-Compassion since I had recently watched a TedTalk about this subject. It's a great book that reminds us to treat ourselves with gentleness and offer the compassion to ourselves that we would offer to a loved one.
The All-Together Quilt shares the story of an intergenerational community group bonding over the creation of quilts.
You're Invited to a Moth Ball is a nonfiction picture book that gives step-by-step instructions for having an evening party featuring moths. It's a way to be scientists in a really fun way.
Starfish is a middle grade novel in verse that features a fat girl who doesn't see being fat as a problem, but rather sees how people treat her because she's fat as a much larger problem. She's really trying to maintain a positive relationship with her body, but outside forces seem to want to keep her small in more ways than one.
Chlorine Sky is a young adult novel in verse that is also about a young girl who has people in her life who seem to be trying to keep her from taking up space. She has to find out how to be herself and take up the space she deserves.
We Are Not Free is a young adult novel about the Japanese incarceration during WWII. It's told through many different perspectives and is quite moving.
When the Emperor Was Divine is an adult novel that is also about the Japanese incarceration. It is much shorter than the young adult novel, but also packs an emotional punch.
Straight from the Horse's Mouth is an adult novel that takes place in Morocco and is the story of a sex worker there. It is a translated novel and was definitely very interesting.
The Coming Week:
I'm listening to Dahlia Adler's new anthology That Way Madness Lies via Librofm. I'm still reading an ARC of Cynthia Leitich Smith's Sisters of the Neversea and I'm also still working on Cultivating Genius. Have a great week!