Category Archives: Memoir

Sunshine by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Sunshine by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Graphix, 2023. 9781338356328 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: ARC (4/23 publication) Genre:  Memoir What did you like about the book? Krosoczka follows up his 2018 bestseller Hey, Kiddo with … Continue reading

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Kisses for Jet by Joris Bas Backer

Kisses for Jet: A Coming-Of-Gender Story by Joris Bas Backer. Nobrow Ltd, 2022. 9781913123031 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 5  Format:  Paperback graphic novel Genre: Memoir What did you like about the book?  This memoir … Continue reading

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Maybe An Artist by Liz Montague

Maybe An Artist by Liz Montague. Random House, 2022. 9780593307816  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover graphic novel Genre:  Memoir What did you like about the book? Liz Montague tells the story of her coming … Continue reading

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Just Like Jesse Owens by Andrew Young & Paula Young Shelton,  illustrated by Gordon C. James

Just Like Jesse Owens by Andrew Young & Paula Young Shelton,  illustrated by Gordon C. James. Scholastic, 2022. 9780545554657 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC (publication date 8/2/22) Genre: Memoir What did you … Continue reading

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Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes

Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes. Wordsong, c2019, 2022. 9781635925623 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Paperback Genre: Realistic What did you like about the book? Ordinary Hazards is Nikki Grimes’s memoir-in-verse. She tells the … Continue reading

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Ready for Launch: An Astronaut’s Lessons for Success on Earth by Scott Kelly

Ready for Launch: An Astronaut’s Lessons for Success on Earth by Scott Kelly. Crown, Random House, 2022. 9781524764326 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Memoir, inspirational What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Welcome to St. Hell: My Trans Teen Adventure by Lewis Hancox

Welcome to St. Hell: My Trans Teen Adventure by Lewis Hancox. Graphix, 2022. 9781338824438 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback ARC (publication date June 7, 2022), graphic novel Genre: Memoir What did you … Continue reading

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Unfollow Me: Essays on Complicity by Jill Louise Busby

Unfollow Me: Essays on Complicity by Jill Louise Busby. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021. 9781635577112 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Paperback Genre:  Memoir  What did you like about the book? The book is a candid … Continue reading

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Courage: My Story of Persecution (I, Witness) by Freshta Tori Jan

Courage: My Story of Persecution (I, Witness) by Freshta Tori Jan. Norton Young Readers, 2022. 9781324016670  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Autobiography What did you like about the book? Freshta Tori Jan … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Failed Dodgeball by Jordan Sonnenblick

The Boy Who Failed Dodgeball by Jordan Sonnenblick. Scholastic Press, 2022. 9781338749601 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Uncorrected proof Genre: Autobiography/memoir What did you like about the book? In the fall of 1980, … Continue reading

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