Tag Archives: Coming of Age

We Love You, Charlie Freeman

Greenidge, Kaitlyn. 2016. We Love You, Charlie Freeman. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books. This remarkable novel weaves together two narratives separated by 60 years, deftly illustrating the impact of racial bias on science and on Black families in America.

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The Marvels

Selznick, Brian. 2015. The Marvels. New York: Scholastic Press. This is a beautiful book. The writing is beautiful, the illustrations are beautiful, and the book itself as an object is beautiful. Author/illustrator Brian Selznick uses a unique storytelling style, with … Continue reading

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Playing a Part

Wilke, Daria. 2015. Playing a Part (translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz). New York: Scholastic.

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Parrotfish

Wittlinger, Ellen. (2007). Parrotfish. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Parrotfish is a fictional coming-of-age story about Grady, a transgender boy in high school.  The narrative is refreshing; Grady experiences unsurprising pushback from his friends and … Continue reading

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