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Lindy
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A powerful and moving collection of autobiographical essays about living with bipolar II illness. The style reminded me a lot of Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot. #Audiobook narrated by the author. #OwnVoices #MentalHealth

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Lindy
Who Put This Song On? | Morgan Parker
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Morgan is an endearing misfit dealing with clinical depression & anxiety in a high school with few other Black students. An excellent #audio production made this autobiographical novel particularly appealing. Bahni Turpin is the main narrator, along with five other contributors plus an afterword by the author. If you like books by Elizabeth Acevedo and Renée Watson, this is definitely for you. #ownvoices #YA

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EliNeedsMoreShelves
Hurricane Child | Kheryn Callender
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Heartfelt and lovely mid-grade novel about a young girl whose mother left the family, and her quest to find a place to belong. LGBTQ+ author and characters, #ownvoices, Lammy award recipient = this is a great reading challenge pick.

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus #TBRReads
@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

+16 points (Sunday total = 50 points)

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻📚 5d
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JSW
The Birds of Opulence | Crystal Wilkinson
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Beautifully written and conveyed. Real and sweet and sad, as all life is. An authentic look at a family and community over time. #ownvoices #readwomen

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emtobiasz
I Can Make This Promise | Christine Day
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Breakfast and a book this morning #middlegrade #kidlit #ownvoices #indigenouslit

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Chelleo
Wrecked | Joe Ide
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I binged this entire series on audiobook and hate that the 4th book isn‘t available yet! 😩 #pocauthor #weneeddiversebooks #ownvoices

MicheleinPhilly I‘ve read the first and REALLY liked it. Think I need to re-read before continuing because it‘s been so long. 2w
MidnightBookGirl I loved the first book and I have the newer ones, I really need to do a binge read soon! 2w
Chelleo @MidnightBookGirl @MicheleinPhilly I forgot I placed a hold on it and once I started listening I immediately put holds on the others. 2w
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Amandajoy
The reluctant reader | Aidan Chambers
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This is my adorable step daughter. I‘m looking for a book to give her for Christmas. She‘s in 3rd grade & struggling a bit with reading. She likes the My Little Pony books, Disney TV shows like Jesse, drawing, and collecting rocks. Says she wants to be a Baker Veterinarian when she grows up. Any ideas Littens? Bonus points if it‘s an #ownvoices book.

Tamra The Bad Kitty series! 😼 They last thru the years. 2w
Tamra Either the picture books or the chapter books , both are terrific! 2w
emtobiasz @Tamra picked a good one! There‘s also an #ownvoices chapter book series with the first book all about rocks: 2w
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Tamra @emtobiasz yes to those too! 2w
Tamra Also this is an early chapter book series that my daughter has enjoyed. Bonus points for character of color! 2w
Amandajoy @Tamra @emtobiasz those look fantastic! Thank you! 2w
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4thhouseontheleft
With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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This book was sensational! (And mouth watering)

This #OwnVoices Bildungsroman follows Emoni, an Afro-Latinx teen mom, during her senior year of high school. It is a beautiful book that covers a lot of heavy issues, and was a truly enjoyable read. I think it‘s a stand alone, but I would love to see a sequel to find out what happens a next in Emoni‘s life.

It would be a great pick for the Bildungsroman #pop2020 prompt for anyone looking for ideas.

LibrarianRyan yeahhhh 2w
CarolynM Stacking for #BBRC. Thanks🙂 2w
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Missusb
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This is an excellent book. Brings a much needed balance to this contemporary tween experience genre novel for 11 - 14 year old readers. #positiverepresentation #ownvoices #family #identity #weneeddiversebooks #reneewatson I believe this is the 🇦🇺 / international cover. #digitalarc