#INTLYALITMONTH: The Courage of Elfina

Written by  André Jacob, Translated by Susan  Ouriou Illustrated by Christine Delezenne ISBN:13: 978-1-4594-1419-8 Publisher: James Lorimer & Company LTD., Toronto Twelve-year-old Elfina lives in Paraguay with her grandmother, brother, and her dad, who she sees every couple of months as he is a migrant farm worker in Brazil. Elfina is aware that her family … Continue reading #INTLYALITMONTH: The Courage of Elfina

#INTLYALITMONTH: When You Ask Me Where I’m Going

When You Ask  Me Where I’m Going, is the type of book that gives us windows and mirrors into the life of a young Sikh woman which is not represented as often in Young Adult literature. This is  a thought-provoking debut novel by Canadian author, Jasmin Kaur. This is the story of Kiran, a young immigrant … Continue reading #INTLYALITMONTH: When You Ask Me Where I’m Going

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4: QUALITY EDUCATION

UN Goal 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all [Kris Feller, Anglo-American School of Moscow, Russia] Education remains an inaccessible right for millions of children around the world. In fact more than 250 million children globally, or roughly 1 in 5 of all young people, are not in … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4: QUALITY EDUCATION

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: The Hungry Ghosts

Stretching from Colombo in Sri Lanka to Vancouver and Toronto in Canada, Shyam Selvadurai’s The Hungry Ghosts is about a mixed Tamil and Sinhalese boy named Shivan Rassiah. Hanging over a story that is deeply entrenched in control over power and land, migration, and desire and belonging, is the Buddhist concept of hungry ghosts. The … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: The Hungry Ghosts

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Little Blue Encyclopedia (For Vivian)-A Quirky Queer Experimental Novel about Love and Grief

This is a joyful book about grief. I didn’t think such a book existed, but here it is. Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) is a bizarre, whimsical, and beautiful testimony to friendship, love and grief. Written by Canadian queer trans librarian Hazel Jane Plante, this fantastic, experimental novel is somehow her first novel. It is … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Little Blue Encyclopedia (For Vivian)-A Quirky Queer Experimental Novel about Love and Grief

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir

This review was written by Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian. You can find this review and more at her blog. Special thanks to Casey for her participation in #GlobalPRIDELitMonth at Global Literature in Libraries Initiative. There aren’t many books in my lifetime that I’ve read that I would truly consider a work of genius, the kind … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: nîtisânak: a Two-Spirit Memoir

This review was written by Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian. You can find this review and more at her blog. Special thanks to Casey for participating in #GlobalPRIDELitMonth at Global Literature in Libraries Initiative. nîtisânak by Lindsay Nixon is the kind of book that makes you feel grateful to get a chance to peek into someone … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: nîtisânak: a Two-Spirit Memoir

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Jonny Appleseed: A Two-Spirit Novel from Joshua Whitehead

This review originally was written by Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian. You can find this review and more at her blog. Special thanks to Casey for her participation in Pride Month at Global Literature in Libraries Initiative. What a damn fine book Jonny Appleseed is. That’s my eight-word review. Here are some more words: When I … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Jonny Appleseed: A Two-Spirit Novel from Joshua Whitehead