For Strong Girls Who Like Poetry: Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X

You Might Like This Book If You…

  • Enjoy YA coming of age books,
  • Struggled with fitting into religious expectations as a teenager,
  • Clashed with your immigrant parents over cultural differences as an American teenager,
  • Love slam poetry
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Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone

You Might Like This Book If You…

  • Enjoy fantasy
  • Enjoy YA fiction that explores current events & identity
  • Are curious about a fantasy with a non-Western mythological foundation
  • Love Avatar: The Last Airbender

The Story

The kingdom of Orisha is composed of two races of people: Maji, people with white hair who have the potential to access a wide range of magical powers, and Kosidans, people without magic. Years ago, the king of Orisha ordered the killing of all Maji, leaving only their children, who had not yet matured into their powers. He then went on to break their connection with the source of their powers so that the young could never hold magic.

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