Resources for Social Justice and Disability

Previously I posted on Social Justice and Disability – Evaluating Materials and Media with Characters with Disabilities. I am back to share some other essential resources and sites to follow. After a divisive presidential campaign, where the elected official hasn’t been forthcoming on stances in regards to disability issues this has raised concerns in the … Continue reading Resources for Social Justice and Disability

Social Justice and Disability – Evaluating Materials and Media with Characters with Disabilities

When we talk about social justice, one of the most often overlooked populations are people with disabilities. The 2014 Disability Status Report for the United States from Cornell University reported that, “In 2014, the overall percentage (prevalence rate) of people with a disability of all ages in the US was 12.6 percent.” The National Health … Continue reading Social Justice and Disability – Evaluating Materials and Media with Characters with Disabilities

Conveying Disability Through Verse

Earlier this month in honor of National Poetry Month, Geri wrote a post about novels in verse with some great recommendations for stories that are told entirely through poetry. Her post gave me some books to add to my to-be-read list, and as someone with an interest in books that include characters with disabilities, it … Continue reading Conveying Disability Through Verse

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2023) Featured Review of Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay ZhaoNarrated by Rong FuPRH Canada Young ReadersPublication Date: September 20, 2021ISBN: 9780735269972 Humans in Huaxia are constantly under attack from Hunduns, giant bug-like aliens. Humanity has created two-pilot robot war machines known as Chrysalises in order to protect themselves.  Boys dream of the chance to pilot a Chrysalis in order … Continue reading Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2023) Featured Review of Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2022) Featured Review of How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez GillilandSimon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: August 10, 2021ISBN: 978-1534448667  Mexican American Moon Fuentez lives in the shadow of her sister Star’s social media fame and her mother’s disdain, so when she is cajoled into accompanying Star on an influencer tour … Continue reading Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2022) Featured Review of How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2022) Featured Review of Let’s Talk About It: The Teen’s Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan

Let’s Talk About It: The Teen’s Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human by Erika Moen and Matthew NolanRandom House Graphic / Penguin Random HousePublication Date: March 9, 2021ISBN: 9781984893147 Written by a married team of professional cartoonists who focus on sex education, Let’s Talk About It is an open and honest graphic novel … Continue reading Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2022) Featured Review of Let’s Talk About It: The Teen’s Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan

The Hub Reading Challenge – How to Get Started

There are several ways to approach the 2021 Reading Challenge here at The Hub, though there’s no easy way to five in a row! One way to get started is to look at the 2021 ALA YMA winners and honorees, many of which can fill more than one spot on the Bingo board. Let’s begin … Continue reading The Hub Reading Challenge – How to Get Started

Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2021) Nominees Round Up, November 6 Edition

Click here to see all of the current Best Fiction for Young Adults nominees along with more information about the list and past years’ selections. Save Steve by Jenni Hendriks and Ted CaplanHarperTeen / HarperCollinsPublication date: September 1, 2020ISBN: 978-0062876270 Cam is a hopeless romantic, heavy on the hopeless, because when his longtime crush, Kaia, continues to … Continue reading Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2021) Nominees Round Up, November 6 Edition

Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2021) Nominees Round Up, August 20 Edition

Click here to see all of the current Great Graphic Novels nominees along with more information about the list and past years’ selections. A Quick & Easy Guide to Sex & Disability by A. AndrewsLimerence Press / Oni PressPublication Date: June 23, 2020ISBN: 9781620106945 Debut author/cartoonist A. Andrews does their part to counter the lack … Continue reading Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2021) Nominees Round Up, August 20 Edition

Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2021) Nominees Round Up, August 6 Edition

Click here to see all of the current Great Graphic Novels nominees along with more information about the list and past years’ selections. The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp and Manuel PreitanoDC ComicsPublication Date: March 10, 2020ISBN: 9781401290665 Barbara Gordon is a world-class hacker. Unfortunately, the skills that keep her interested in hacking lead her … Continue reading Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2021) Nominees Round Up, August 6 Edition