Category Archives: Contemporary

  1. Review: Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

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    April 19, 2021 by Zoë

    Firekeepers Daughter by Angeline Boulley

    Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley is a contemporary fiction story set in an Ojibwe community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Daunis is biracial, and though both sides of her family love her, sometimes the two halves of her life collide in unexpected and awkward ways. Because of recent changes in her family, Daunis has elected to spend the year at home instead of going away to college.

  2. Review: Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson

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    January 25, 2021 by Zoë

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    In Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson, Savannah is studying ballet and dating the best-looking boy in school.

  3. Review: Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman

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    October 12, 2020 by Zoë

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    In Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman, Harley knows exactly what she wants to do: perform on the aerial trapeze. Unfortunately, her parents have other ideas, namely college.

  4. Review: Agnes At the End of the World by Kelly McWilliams

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    September 28, 2020 by Zoë

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    In Agnes At the End of the World by Kelly McWilliams, Agnes has lived her whole life in Red Creek, sheltered from the Outsiders and beholden to the community’s prophet.

  5. Review: Wicked as You Wish by Rin Chupeco

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    September 7, 2020 by Zoë

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    In Wicked as You Wish by Rin Chupeco, Alex, the last surviving royal family member from Avalon, is on the run. The Snow Queen has covered his kingdom in ice and his life is in danger, which is why he’s gone to Arizona, to a town where magic barely works.