Foreword Reviews

Laura Leavitt, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Newcomers

by Laura Leavitt

Matthew L. Schuerman’s measured "Newcomers" examines gentrification and how it impacts cities for good and ill. Terms are defined with care in the text, which argues that new people moving into older urban neighborhoods don’t create... Read More

Book Review

How to Be Remy Cameron

by Laura Leavitt

Teen drama and the ups and downs of being gay and out in high school dominate Julian Winters’s heartfelt young adult novel How to Be Remy Cameron. Remy—who’s a teenager, gay, adopted, and black—has been assigned an AP English... Read More

Book Review

Munching on the Sun

by Laura Leavitt

"Munching on the Sun" encapsulates what it is like to have big questions about life while you’re falling in love and growing up. Mark Paul Oleksiw’s realistic coming-of-age novel "Munching on the Sun" focuses on an emotional young... Read More

Book Review

Lakes of Mars

by Laura Leavitt

"Lakes of Mars" is an epic science fiction adventure, full of arresting action sequences and thoughtful meditations on pressing topics. Gritty, mysterious, and layered, Merritt Graves’s "Lakes of Mars" is an intricate story in which... Read More

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