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A Thousand Questions | Saadia Faruqi
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I read 34 books in September, so many amazing books as I was working through the Caudill nominees on audio and some fun graphic novels as well. My standouts were:

Wash Day Diaries
Batter Royale
The Consumption of Magic
Legends and Lattes
A Thousand Questions
Fighting Words

Hope I have just as great a month in October!

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Zuhkeeyah
Dear Justyce | Nic Stone
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I have complicated feelings about this book. Nic Stone does a fantastic job of showing the why behind black men looking for non-traditional families. What I struggle with is the amount of aid Quan receives while in juvie (she mentions this in the afterword): psychiatrist, teacher, etc. These are not usually options, especially when in an adult prison which is where too many teenage black men end up. Still, it is a story of hope against all odds.

Zuhkeeyah Another great read for #authoramonth 1w
TheBookHippie I had those same reservations. 1w
Zuhkeeyah @TheBookHippie I understand why she included them. The alternative would‘ve created a very bleak picture, but kind of it felt like she was selling a lie. 7d
TheBookHippie @Zuhkeeyah I‘ve been advocate/mentor for at risk youth for 32 years. I felt she was selling a lie, it reminded me of people trying to tell me how it should be or “what‘s right” - it‘s not though and I have to deal with what is. I‘ll never forget a woman acquaintance who had to deal with the juvenile justice system for the first time, IT‘S not FAIR, she yelled at me. I asked her if she‘d listen to me ever …oh well I thought you were exaggerating… 7d
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IndoorDame
Dear Justyce | Nic Stone
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What a great duology! In a lot of ways I related to this one more than Dear Martin, which made the things about it that seemed unrealistic more glaring, so I was glad when the author decided to address those things in her afterward and touch on why she made those choices. #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

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Caterina
Dear Justyce | Nic Stone
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A strong sequel following a character from the first book who had much less support, and yet this book too is hopeful, full of lovable characters, and even more than the first imagines a better world. If there's ever a surprise book #3, I'm reading it too! #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville #Audiobook

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Deblovestoread
Dear Justyce | Nic Stone
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For most of #SuperSeptember I will be visiting family so won‘t have a lot of dedicated reading time. I am only packing 2 physical books but taking a fully loaded kindle and audio library just in case. All but The Night Always Comes are for buddy reads, etc.

Love this laid back readathon hosted by @Andrew65 What will you be reading?