We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

For New Title Tuesday, I chose We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen.   I wanted something that would rekindle my sentimental side as we draw closer to Valentine’s Day.  This book about college-age students negotiating relationships did the trick.  It also helped that it is set in the early 1980’s and the … Continue reading We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson

This week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation, Another Brooklyn, comes from a familiar author, Jacqueline Woodson.  She is a highly lauded writer of books targeted for children, middle schoolers, and young adults.  But Another Brooklyn is a mature story of grief, dreaming, growing, and the dangers young people face on the way to adulthood. Publisher’s Summary: … Continue reading Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Juno Diaz

My Five Star Friday recommendation, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a coming of age story, a family saga, historical fiction, and an examination of contemporary American life. Summary:  Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of … Continue reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Juno Diaz