Color Me In by Natasha Diaz: An Honest Coming-of-Age Story of a White-Passing Teen

I knew this was going to be good, but I didn't expect such a unique and individual story about identity. Color Me In revolves around Neveah who is a biracial Black and Jewish fifteen year old girl who's trying to understand her identity, how she fits in the world, and deal with her parent's divorce … Continue reading Color Me In by Natasha Diaz: An Honest Coming-of-Age Story of a White-Passing Teen

In the Neighborhood of True by Susan Kaplan Carlton: A Quiet YA Novel About an Infrequently Talked-About Time Period

4 stars It’s 1958, and Ruth Robb has moved from New York City to Atlanta after her father’s death. In her new hometown, Ruth soon finds out that she can’t be both Jewish and popular, not if she wants to fit in with the debutantes. She decides to hide her religion, and instead begins falling … Continue reading In the Neighborhood of True by Susan Kaplan Carlton: A Quiet YA Novel About an Infrequently Talked-About Time Period

Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon (DRC): A Poignant Tale of Friendship and Moving On

4.5 stars Sophie would do anything for Peter, who has been on the kidney transplant list as long as she’s known him. He’s everything to Sophie: best friend, musical collaborator, secret crush. And when she learns she’s a match, donating a kidney is an easy, obvious choice. She can’t help wondering if after the transplant, he’ll … Continue reading Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon (DRC): A Poignant Tale of Friendship and Moving On

Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen (ARC): A Jewish Spy in a Nazi Boarding School

3.5 stars In Matt Killeen's World War II drama, blonde, blue-eyed, and Jewish Sarah finds herself on the run from the government--and straight into the lap of a mysterious man who she discovers is a spy. He needs Sarah to become a spy to, in a different manner than infiltrating the government: Infiltrating an elite Nazi boarding … Continue reading Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen (ARC): A Jewish Spy in a Nazi Boarding School

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon Blog Tour (+Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Rachel Lynn Solomon's debut, You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone! This is a fantastic novel about sisterhood, love, and loss and I would definitely recommend you go out and grab yourself a copy right now. But, if you're not wholly convinced based on that short description alone, … Continue reading You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon Blog Tour (+Giveaway!)