Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories by Kelly Barnhill

Hardcover, 304 pages Published February 20th 2018 by Algonquin Books Source: Publisher I have been a fan of Kelly Barnhill’s since I read The Witch’s Boy which was a marvelous feat of imagination. Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories is no different. The anthology features stories written in different styles; it celebrates a vibrant and diverse …

Microreview: Three picturebooks with children and grandparents

Three awesome picturebooks with a central child-grandparent relationship: Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki and Qin Leng Hana’s visit to Ojichan in the summer had been full of his beautiful violin music. Hana’s beloved grandfather had long ago been Second Violin in an orchestra in Kyoto, and at home, …

Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist by Franchesca Ramsey

Hardcover, 256 pages Published May 22nd 2018 by Grand Central Publishing Source: Publisher I wasn’t aware of Franchesca Ramsey and her viral video until I read this book so if you haven’t heard of Franchesca Ramsey before now, do yourself a favour and Google her. Well, That Escalated Quickly details Franchesca’s accidental …