#IntlYALitMonth: The Blue Book of Nebo

The Blue Book of Nebo, by Manon Steffan Ros Originally published in Welsh in 2021 by Deep Vellum Publishing, Manon Steffan Ros is also remarkably to credit for the translation of her book to English. This is hardly surprising as a deep love of the Welsh language permeates the succinct prose. With spare and intense … Continue reading #IntlYALitMonth: The Blue Book of Nebo

#IntlYALitMonth: The Marrow Thieves

The Marrow Thieves, by Cherie Dimaline From the first nostalgic and tangible whiff of nacho Doritos that Frenchie shares with his brother to the last hopeful lines that set up the sequel, The Marrow Thieves becomes a shining example of what dystopian literature can be. Set in a world not too far in our future … Continue reading #IntlYALitMonth: The Marrow Thieves

#IntlYALitMonth: Hunting By Stars

Hunting By Stars Hunting By Stars, written by Métis author Cherie Dimaline is a stunning display of force. The main character, Frenchie, who survived all the harrowing adventures in the very well received The Marrow Thieves (2017), is back. Not only did The Marrow Thieves receive the Canadian Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature … Continue reading #IntlYALitMonth: Hunting By Stars

#IntlYALitMonth: The Last Cuentista

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera The Last Cuentista is about the power of stories in our lives. When Halley's Comet goes on a collision course for Earth in the year 2061, Petra Peña, a 13-year-old storyteller -- a cuentista -- along with her younger brother and parents (scientists who specialize in botany), and … Continue reading #IntlYALitMonth: The Last Cuentista