A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother's religion and her own relationship to the world in this debut novel by renowned slam poet Acevedo.
To cap off Hispanic Heritage Month, we wanted to recognize the work of a few of the most exciting Latinx authors of the moment. In this highly competitive field, narrowing it down was a challenge! Here are six that really stood out from the crowd.
As the U.S. grapples with nationwide unrest following the death of yet another black man in police custody, lots of the kids in our lives are asking tough questions. Here are twelve books that can help young readers understand the reasons behind the anger and the need for activism.
The Pulitzer. The Man Booker Prize. The National Book Awards. The Edgar Awards. All of them generally mean one thing: the books they're awarded to definitely don't suck. In fact, they're brilliant and incredible and moving and mesmerizing and disturbing and powerful and funny and, well...you'll just have and read them for yourself. Below are the winners of the most prestigious prizes, so enjoy.