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Mya Alexice, Book Reviewer

Mya is a poet, journalist, and activist living in New York City. They are a Mellon Mays fellow conducting academic research about race and ethnicity and its relationship with language. Most of their poems can be found in literary magazines like Quarto, The Raven’s Perch, Echoes, and The Legendary. More pieces reside at their personal website: messmiah.wordpress.com, along with personal writings and musings.

Book Review

White Kids

by Mya Alexice

Margaret Hagerman’s "White Kids" brings to mind two words: must read. Many crucial race studies focus on the struggles of disenfranchised folks. But by centering her research on white children, Hagerman studies the kids who benefit... Read More

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Let the People See

by Mya Alexice

"Let the People See" is an engaging, comprehensive account of Emmett Till’s murder and its aftermath. In 1955, fourteen-year-old Emmett Till supposedly flirted with a white woman in Mississippi, and he paid the ultimate price for the... Read More

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The Winter's Child

by Mya Alexice

Cassandra Parkin’s The Winter’s Child is a gripping thriller from beginning to end, certain to chill and haunt. The novel traps us in the mind of Susannah Harper, a woman whose son, Joel, went missing five years prior and whose... Read More

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Queer Magic

by Mya Alexice

Tomás Prower’s "Queer Magic" explores the seemingly heteronormative history of the world’s religions and turns it on its head. It delves into overlooked or rewritten deities, historical figures, and religions with inclusive... Read More

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The Treehouse

by Mya Alexice

"The Treehouse" is earnest, sweet, and charming as it works through the struggles of its shining lead character. Randi Triant’s insightful character-focused novel "The Treehouse" finds an intertwined cast dealing with relationships,... Read More

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Truth or Dare

by Mya Alexice

"Truth or Dare" follows the intertwining lives of six lesbian women in New England. Each have different relationships with one another; some are lovers, some are friends, others are exes who still communicate. Through alternating... Read More

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The Trans Generation

by Mya Alexice

Ann Travers’s "The Trans Generation" is an astounding and essential qualitative study that collects heartfelt, honest anecdotes from a variety of transgender children and their parents. This book explores how trans people interact with... Read More

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