Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram – New Title Tuesday

This week's New Title Tuesday, Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram, is a really important young adult read that addresses multiple themes including family, depression, friendship, cultural and religious identity, and the overarching chaos of being a confused hormonal adolescent. Publisher's Summary: Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more … Continue reading Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram – New Title Tuesday

Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy by Emily Bazelon

The Five Star Friday recommendation this week is Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy by Emily Bazelon.   The book is a hefty yet very interesting examination of bullying and its new and increasingly complex forms. Summary:                   … Continue reading Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy by Emily Bazelon