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May 4, 2021

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published May 4, 2021. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in May 2021.

Book Review

RuPaul

by Danielle Ballantyne

The renowned children’s biography series Little People, Big Dreams is back, and its latest installment showcases the indomitable, illustrious RuPaul. With bright colors reflective of RuPaul’s signature style, the book follows as... Read More

Book Review

Kuan Yin

by Danielle Ballantyne

With intricate illustrations reminiscent of Chinese paper cuts, the origin story of a beloved Buddhist saint is reimagined for a new audience. Princess Ling’s beloved sister, Princess Miao Shan, does not want to marry and rule her... Read More

Book Review

Pablo

by Danielle Ballantyne

Utilizing black-and-white illustrations with bold shapes and sharp contrasts, "Pablo" is a sparse story about breaking out of your shell—literally. Pablo’s big day has arrived: he has grown too big for his shell, and he is now ready... Read More

Book Review

The People We Choose

by Karen Rigby

Family, friendship, and love convene in "The People We Choose", Katelyn Detweiler’s sensitive novel about a teenager’s revelatory summer. Not long before she turns eighteen, Calliope starts dating Max, her new artistic neighbor;... Read More

Book Review

Pleasantview

by Suzanne Kamata

Through the interlocking stories of "Pleasantview", Celeste Mohammed creates a microcosm of a Trinidad rarely seen by tourists. Sunil, an escaped prisoner; Consuela, the prostitute he loves; Mr. Jagroop, Consuela’s influential client;... Read More

Book Review

Work Will Set You Free

by Rachel Jagareski

Hong Kong photographer Ted Lau visited North Korea in October 2019, satisfying a long-held desire to see the controlled outlier nation. His colorful photo-essay about the “biggest social experiment of its kind on the planet” reveals... Read More

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