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In queer, Muslim memoir ‘Hijab Butch Blues,’ Lamya H opens herself up to the...

In this memoir, Lamya H (who uses both she and they pronouns) writes a series of essays about finding her personal truths through the scriptures of the Quran. While the vantage point of a Muslim...

Local artist Tessa Hulls to release moving nonfiction ‘Feeding Ghosts: A Graphic Memoir’

“For my mother and her mother,” reads the dedication for Tessa Hulls’ moving nonfiction work Feeding Ghosts: A Graphic Memoir. The book — to be released on March 5, 2024 — tells the story...

Tidesong is an earnest story about struggling with family expectations

  In Tidesong by Wendy Xu, 12-year-old Sophie dreams of being a great witch. Her family wants her to audition for the Royal Magic Academy, and they send her to train with her great-aunt Lan...

‘Dwellers’ by Eliza Victoria makes the reader consider bodies

  Two cousins with the abilty to become “dwellers” - inhabitants of other bodies - live as the two brothers they have taken over. As Jonah and Louis, they are confined to the brothers’ house,...

New Young Adult novels that take the reader to different eras, countries and alternate...

Descendant of the Crane By Joan He Princess Hesina has never wanted to be queen of Yan, but when her father dies, she must take the throne. She must also find the truth behind her father’s...