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Authentic You.

by Ashley Holstrom

Achea Redd’s "Authentic You." is a cute welcome-to-adolescence guidebook that’s perfect for girls who are learning to navigate the mental and emotional changes of growing up. In her own youth, Redd’s experiences as a Black... Read More

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The Redshirt

by Ashley Holstrom

Corey Sobel’s magnificent debut novel, "The Redshirt", exposes the hypermasculinity of collegiate football as a freshman starts at a Division One school. Miles is younger and smaller than the rest of his teammates at King College.... Read More

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Man Up

by Ashley Holstrom

An uplifting coming-of-age novel in which a high school senior figures out how to be himself, Kim Oclon’s "Man Up" finds David wondering how to come out to his baseball team. Heading into his final year, David is feeling good. He has a... Read More

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Better Off Bald

by Ashley Holstrom

"Better Off Bald" is a realistic memoir about being a caretaker for a loved one with cancer, one that reveals all of the vulnerability that was hidden for the patient’s sake. Andrea Wilson Woods’s heartbreaking memoir "Better Off... Read More

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