Category: Feminism / Toxic Masculinity / Gender Roles

The Wolves Are Waiting : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The Wolves Are Waiting : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The Wolves Are Waiting by Natasha Friend.

I loved The Wolves Are Waiting and plan to seek out more books by Natasha Friend. AUTHOR: Natasha Friend SERIES: no PUBLISHER: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers PUBLICATION DATE: […]

Attack of the Black Rectangles : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Attack of the Black Rectangles : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a librarian's perspective review of Attack of the Black Rectangles by AS King.

On one hand, Attack of the Black Rectangles is timely and important. On the other hand, it’s preachy and addresses way too many woke issues at once. I enjoyed the […]

Girls Like Us by Randi Pink: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Girls Like Us by Randi Pink: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a librarian's perspective review of Girls Like Us by Randi Pink.

Girls Like Us is the first book I’ve read by Randi Pink, and I definitely enjoyed it. I was born after the story’s events, but I remember this issue coming […]

Parachutes : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Parachutes : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Parachutes by Kelly Yang.

I read the Parachutes by Kelly Yang audiobook in just 4 days, and I relished every minute of it! I am trying very hard to get back to my book […]

Grown: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Grown: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson.

Grown is so needed right now. I saw a list on Facebook recently. You know, those lists from sites like Buzzfeed or Cracked or whatever. I don’t remember which one […]

Red Hood: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Red Hood: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold.

I’ve seen high praise for Red Hood, but it was kind of a mess for me. I reviewed Damsel last year, which is also written by Elana Arnold. I didn’t […]

The Witch Boy: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The Witch Boy: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag.

I’ve had some difficulty focusing on novels during this self-quarantine period, so my boys have been recommending graphic novels and comics for me to read. My 13-year old son recommended […]

The Grace Year: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The Grace Year: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The Grace Year by Kim Liggett.

The Grace Year, a creepy dystopia from Kim Liggett, will stick with you long after you close the pages. I personally didn’t love the ending, but it works for the […]

Exit Pursued By a Bear: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Exit Pursued By a Bear: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Exit Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston.

Exit Pursued by a Bear is a weird title, to be sure, but it’s a nod to Shakespeare! I really loved how strong the 17-year old protagonist is after she […]

If I’m Being Honest: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

If I’m Being Honest: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of If I'm Being Honest by Emily Wibberly.

If I’m Being Honest is a fun twist on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. If you or your students love rom-coms like Ten Things I Hate About You and […]

Girls on the Verge: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Girls on the Verge: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Girls on the Verge by

First, an important disclaimer: I know that some of my readers will disagree with my stance on abortion, but there is no way to review this book without making my […]

Last Bus to Everland: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Last Bus to Everland: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Last Bus to Everland by

Today’s featured review for Last Bus to Everland features a cool new “librarian’s perspective” format! I want my reviews to be as helpful as possible for secondary school librarians and […]

Damsel : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Damsel : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a YA librarian's review of Damsel by Elana K. Arnold. Lots of trigger warnings with this one.

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold is currently raising a lot of eyebrows in the YA world. It’s marketed as YA and got two starred reviews from SLJ and Booklist. It […]

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of I Am Nujood by Nujood Ali and Delphine Minoui.

Just before school got out in late-June, I discovered I Am Nujood in our storage room of class set books. Curious, I checked out a copy of I Am Nujood […]

Asking for It : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Asking for It : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Asking For It by Louise O'Neill.

Asking for It by Louise O’Neill has been on my TBR for awhile now. I’ve heard lots of talk about it, and that front cover just says it all, doesn’t […]

Bad Romance : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Bad Romance : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios.

Years ago, I read a book called Go Ask Alice. You’ve probably already heard of (and maybe read) Go Ask Alice, which was originally published as an anonymous diary of […]

Daughter of the Pirate King : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Daughter of the Pirate King : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller.

I have had my eye on Daughter of the Pirate King for months, and I was super-excited that my hold came in just before our cruise to Mexico. Yay! It […]

Now I Rise : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Now I Rise : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Now I Rise by Kiersten White.

I decided a couple of years ago that I can no longer claim to dislike historical fiction novels. Pretty much every historical fiction novel I’ve read in the past few […]

The One Hundred Nights of Hero : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The One Hundred Nights of Hero : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg.

The One Hundred Nights of Hero is a beautiful, unique, oversized graphic novel for mature readers. It’s a must for high school and public libraries! AUTHOR: Isabel Greenberg SERIES: none […]

The Pants Project : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The Pants Project : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The Pants Project by Cat Clarke.

I didn’t love The Pants Project, nor did I hate it. Liv was born a girl but is a boy inside. Unfortunately, Liv’s new school requires girls to wear a […]

Lily and Dunkin : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Lily and Dunkin : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart.

I LOVED Lily and Dunkin! I always say that the world would be a better place if everyone read Palacio’s Wonder. Now, I can say that about a second book: […]

And I Darken : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

And I Darken : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of And I Darken by Kiersten White.

It’s official. I can no longer claim I don’t like historical fiction. I don’t read it very often, but it seems whenever I do, I absolutely love it. I have […]

The Great Hunt : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The Great Hunt : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins.

The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins was a bit of a roller coaster, and I say that in a good way. After an unforgettable opening scene, the action slows considerably […]

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