Category Archives: Autobiography

The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Eugene Yelchin

The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain – Eugene Yelchin, Candlewick Press, 2021. 9781536215526 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Hardcover Genre: Autobiography What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Zion Unmatched by Zion Clark and James S. Hirsch

Zion Unmatched by Zion Clark and James S. Hirsch. Candlewick Press, 2021. 9781536224184 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Autobiography What did you like about the book?  This visually striking autobiographical picture … Continue reading

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Watercress  – Andrea Wang, pictures by Jason Chin

Watercress  – Andrea Wang, pictures by Jason Chin. Neal Porter Books, 2021. 9780823446247 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  Genre:  autobiographical What did you like about the book?  As her family drives down … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell  – Jordan Sonnenblick

The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell  – Jordan Sonnenblick. Scholastic Press, 2021. 9781338647235 Format: Uncorrected proof Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Genre: memoir, humor What did you like about the book? Jordan loves snakes … Continue reading

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Gone to the Woods – Gary Paulsen

 Gone to the Woods – Gary Paulsen, Farrar Strauss Giroux, (9780374314156), 2021  Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Biography What did you like about the book? How do some people have this … Continue reading

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Displacement – written and illustrated by Kiku Hughes

  Displacement – written and illustrated by Kiku Hughes, First Second, 9781250193544, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Graphic novel What did you like about the book?  In this semi-autobiographical memoir/time travel … Continue reading

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Concrete Kids (Pocket Change Collective) by Amyra León

Concrete Kids (Pocket Change Collective) by Amyra León. Penguin Workshop, 2020. 978059309519 Format: Paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 What did you like about the book? This may be my favorite in the Pocket Change … Continue reading

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Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid – Mikaila Ulmer

 Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid – Mikaila Ulmer, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 9781984815088, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  Genre: Memoir  What did you like about the book? Do you ever wonder what … Continue reading

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The Contradictions – written and illustrated by Sophie Yanow

 The Contradictions – written and illustrated by Sophie Yanow, Drawn & Quarterly, 9781770464070, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Paperpack graphic novel Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? This handsome … Continue reading

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The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist – written and illustrated by Adrian Tomine

   The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist – written and illustrated by Adrian Tomine, Drawn & Quarterly, 9781770463950, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Graphic novel (?); it’s designed to look like a Moleskine … Continue reading

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