Category Archives: Memoir

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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Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir by Kwame Onwuachi with Joshua David Stein

Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir by Kwame Onwuachi with Joshua David Stein. Adapted for Young Adults. Delacorte, 2021. 9780593176009 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Walk Toward the Rising Sun: From Child Soldier to Ambassador of Peace – A Memoir by Ger Duany with Garen Thomas

   Walk Toward the Rising Sun: From Child Soldier to Ambassador of Peace – A Memoir by Ger Duany with Garen Thomas, Make Me A World, an imprint of Random House, 9781524719401, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir – Ta-Nehisi Coates

  The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir – Ta-Nehisi Coates, Delacorte Press, 9781984894021, 2021 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Biography Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  What did you like about the book? As a mom to a … Continue reading

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Sylvie by Sylvie Kantorovitz

Sylvie by Sylvie Kantorovitz.  Walker Books US, 9781536207620, 2021 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: Nonfiction – Memoir What did you like about the book? Kantorovitz takes readers through her early life in France as she navigates life … Continue reading

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Yang Warriors by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Billy Thao

   Yang Warriors by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Billy Thao, University of Minnesota Press, 9781517907983, 2021  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC Genre: Memoir What did you like about the book?  The strength … Continue reading

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My Wild Life: Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer – written and photographed by Suzi Eszterhas

 My Wild Life: Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer – written and photographed by Suzi Eszterhas, Owlkids Books, 9781771474078, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Hardcover Genre: Memoir, career exploration, adventure, animal stories! What did … Continue reading

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Perfect Example – written & illustrated by John Porcellino

      Perfect Example – written & illustrated by John Porcellino, Drawn and Quarterly, 9781770464681, 2021 (originally published in 2000)  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Paperback Genre: Graphic novel/memoir What did you like about … 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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This is Your Time by Ruby Bridges

 This is Your Time by Ruby Bridges, Delacorte Press (an imprint of Penguin Random House), 9780593378526, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Memoir What did you like about the book?  In this … Continue reading

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