Category Archives: Magical Realism

Best Wishes by Sarah Mlynowski

Best Wishes by Sarah Mlynowski. Scholastic Press, 2022. 9781338628258 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC (publication date 9/6/22) Genre: Magical realism What did you like about the book? Fifth grader Becca has been … Continue reading

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Before Takeoff by Adi Alsaid

Before Takeoff  by Adi Alsaid. Alfred A. Knopf, 2022. 9780593375761 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Horror/dystopian/magical realism What did you like about the book?  Defying any attempt to slap a genre … Continue reading

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Hummingbird by Natalie Lloyd

Hummingbird by Natalie Lloyd. Scholastic Press, 2022. 9781338654585 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC (publication date 8/2/22) Genre: Magical realism What did you like about the book?  Olive Martin has been homeschooled her … Continue reading

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This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke

This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke. Alfred A. Knopf, 2022. 9780593381243 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Historical fiction, magical realism What did you like about the book?  Set during the first … Continue reading

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Wild is the Witch by Rachel Griffin

Wild is the Witch by Rachel Griffin. Sourcebooks, 2022. 9781728229454 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 4 Format: Paperback, advanced reader copy Genre:  Young adult fantasy (magical realism) What did you like about the book? (Synopsis) In … Continue reading

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Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi

Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi. Alred A. Knopf, 2022. 9780593309032 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Magical realism What did you like about the book?  Bitter lives at Eucalyptus, an art school presided … Continue reading

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Tamarind and the Star of Ishtar by Jasbinder Bilan

Tamarind and the Star of Ishtar by Jasbinder Bilan. Chicken House, Scholastic, 2022. 9781338769432 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: ARC (publication April, 2022) Genre: Magical realism What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Grandmother’s Pigeon by Louise Erdrich, illustrations by Jim LaMarche

Grandmother’s Pigeon by Louise Erdrich, illustrations by Jim LaMarche. University of Minnesota Press, c1996, 2021. 9781517911478 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Magic realism/picture book What did you like about the book? A … Continue reading

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That Thing about Bollywood – Supriya Kelkar

That Thing about Bollywood – Supriya Kelkar; Simon Kids; 9781534466739, 2021 Format: hardcover Rating 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 4  Genre: fantasy or magical realism  What did you like about the book? Sonali is an Indian American … Continue reading

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Home is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo

Home is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo. Make Me a World, (9780593177051), 2021 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: novel in verse; science fiction or magical realism What did you like … Continue reading

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