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Librarybelle
American Street | Ibi Zoboi
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When a book captures you so much that you actually cannot wait until you work from home again, you know you found a winner. Robin Miles does a fantastic job narrating this story of Fabiola, a teenage girl from Haiti who learns to navigate the US and Detroit. It‘s moving, and to see the difficult choices Fab has to make is gut wrenching. Definitely worth the read (or listen). My pick for the #AuthenticVoice prompt of #TeenAngst #BBRC

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh. This has been on my list for a while. 2y
StayCurious Great review😊 2y
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rockpools
The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Another beautiful book, told in verse. Afraid I have nothing intelligent to say about this one, except I loved it.

#TeenAngst #AuthenticVoice #BBRC

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 3y
Suet624 Yes! I read this, then listened to it, then gave it to several friends as a gift. 3y
BookwormAHN I need to eventually read this one. 3y
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nelehelen
The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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4/5
This brought me back to my teens and reminded me of all the emotions I felt and did not understand. I love the MC‘s strength and honesty. And there are verses in here that are just that – strong and raw. The ending felt rushed and too perfect, but overall I really enjoyed it.

#BBRC - #AuthenticVoice
#StayHome24in48
#24in48
#readathon

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻 3y
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BookwormAHN
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life | Benjamin Alire Saenz
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Another gem from Saenz. In this one Sal is trying to figure himself & his new temper out while he helps his friends deal with their tragedys, his gay father is dating again, his Mima is dying of cancer & there is a letter from his mother who died when he was three. It's a very moving & engaging story. Also Sal's father, Vicente is fantastic 💙
#BBRC #TeenAngst #AuthenticVoice
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#Jennyis30 #chronicillness
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LibrarianRyan I‘ve been meaning to read this. 3y
rockpools Another author who‘s been on my radar but I‘ve not got to reading yet... 3y
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CarolynM
Catching Teller Crow | Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Ambelin Kwaymullina
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What an extraordinary book! So many themes of love, loss and resilience, not to mention an intriguing mystery, all in one short book. An excellent piece of YA #ozfiction

It covers both #YANovelbyaPoC and #FinishinaDay for #booked2020. Can I use it for both? Also #teenangst #authenticvoice for #BBRC

SaturnDoo Nice😊 wtg knocking out some of those challenge prompts 👏👏👏 3y
Tamra I adore that cover! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh, that‘s our one request. One book, one prompt. In most other things, we‘re pretty easy. Just not this one. Thanks. 🥰 3y
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Tamra Weird and I don‘t get why publishers change titles. In Libby the book is titled, The Things She‘s Seen. Far less attractive cover too. (edited) 3y
CarolynM @Tamra I agree, I don't get the different covers in different markets. Changing titles can be really confusing, but I suppose it might be necessary where an expression might have a quite different meaning in different countries. 3y
Cinfhen Book sounds great 👍🏻 but what @BarbaraTheBibliophage ....sorry ☺️you can decided later on how you want to use the book 3y
LeeRHarry I really liked this one too! 😊 And like yourself read it in one day. (edited) 3y
CarolynM @LeeRHarry It was really hard to put down🙂 3y
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻 3y
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alisiakae
With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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This book was sensational! (And mouth watering)

This #OwnVoices Bildungsroman follows Emoni, an Afro-Latinx teen mom, during her senior year of high school. It is a beautiful book that covers a lot of heavy issues, and was a truly enjoyable read. I think it‘s a stand alone, but I would love to see a sequel to find out what happens a next in Emoni‘s life.

It would be a great pick for the Bildungsroman #pop2020 prompt for anyone looking for ideas.

LibrarianRyan yeahhhh 3y
CarolynM Stacking for #BBRC. Thanks🙂 3y
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alisiakae
With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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So excited to start this one!

#booksandtea #BBRC #TeenAngst #AuthenticVoice

bibliobliss Beautiful photo 3y
kgriffith It‘s soooo good! 3y
Lovesbooks87 It is so good! Enjoy! 3y
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alisiakae @kgriffith @Lovesbooks87 Is it set in Philly? I‘m a PA girl, and hardly ever feel like I read books set in my home state. W Allegheny Ave was just mentioned and I got so excited! 🤣 3y
Megabooks I loved it! Yes, set in Philadelphia! (edited) 3y
Clare-Dragonfly Ooh, I might have to read this! I‘m from Philly and there seem to be so few books set there! 3y
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Blaire
The House on Mango Street | Sandra Cisneros
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Short vignettes that describe Espernaza‘s early teenage years growing up as an immigrant on mango street I‘m chicago. So much is captured in each story about economic struggle, belonging, and growing up. #ya #Bbrc #authenticvoice @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 😁❤️👍🏻 3y
Lcsmcat This was my first Cisneros and it‘s so good! 3y
BeaG I liked this one. 3y
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megnews
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Two girls thrown together fighting their way to safety when riot breaks out. Essential #yafiction.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#biglibraryread

#AuthenticVoice #TeenAngst #BBRC

Book 286 11/9/19

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 3y
marleed Such a great book for discussion! 3y
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