Category Archives: Magical Realism

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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Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anna-Marie McLemore

 Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anna-Marie McLemore, HarperTeen, 9780062869913, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Magical realism What did you like about the book?  Lita and Chicky, former best friends, … Continue reading

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Daughters of Jubilation – by Kara Lee Corthron

  Daughters of Jubilation – by Kara Lee Corthron, Simon & Schuster, 9781481459501, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy What did you like about the book?  A truly unique entry into … Continue reading

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The Salt in Our Blood by Ava Morgyn

The Salt in Our Blood by Ava Morgyn. Albert Whitman, 2021. 9780807572276 Format: ARC (3/21 pub date) Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Magic realism What did you like about the book? This is an … Continue reading

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the Time of Green Magic – Hilary McKay

     the Time of Green Magic – Hilary McKay, Margaret K. McElderry, (978153446276), 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre: Magical fiction What did you like about the book? When Abi’s … Continue reading

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