My only regret about this book is not meeting Ngozi Ukazu when she was at Texas Teen Book Festival. :( This was one of the most fun and gorgeous graphic novels that I have ever read! It is about a college freshmen who gets a scholarship to play hockey; Bitty is from a small town in Georgia and LOVES to bake for anyone and everyone. Throughout his first two years of school he learns how to be a good teammate, how to be independent, and most importantly-how to love himself and love others.
Honestly, I love him because he's a vlogger like me, but also because he is so dang honest! Bitty truly encompasses the confusion and self-searching that happens in college and he shows it to the reader so well.
I wouldn't put this book in a middle school because the first few pages have more F bombs and cursing than I say when I spill my coffee, but more importantly because this is about a college freshman, but I would definitely add it to a high school collection.
I really enjoyed Archival Quality and its emphasis on mental health. The main character, Cel, has left her job as a librarian after a breakdown and has taken a job as an archivist in a creepy old museum. She begins having weird dreams and losing chunks of time where she has no idea what happened. Her dreams feature a young woman whom Cel believes was an inmate in the asylum that the museum used to be and sets her sights on finding a way to set the spirit's soul to rest.
Cel not only has to solve the mystery of the museum's past, but she also must prove that her own mental health is not declining again and in the end, learns how to ask for help.
Overall, a fun and enjoyable book that displays great teamwork (even with people you may not WANT to work with) and the importance of mental health and knowing when to ask for help.
OOMMGG! Everyone who lives in Austin needs to read this book! Actually, EVERYONE needs to read this book. Such a beautiful story of Barbara Jordan and her persistence, all because of her great and booming voice. As an African-American girl from Houston she broke many barriers by going to law school, being on the Texas State Senate, and eventually the US Congress. Barbara Jordan fought for civil rights by giving a voice to those who could not speak for themselves.
Y'all. This series was so much fun to read. It is set in WW2 and is what would have happened if Hitler had won the war. The main character, Yael, is a BADASS! She is traumatized after being experimented on in a Jewish containment camp and watching her family die, but allows nothing to stop her from accomplishing her mission-to kill Adolf Hitler. IT WAS SO FREAKING GOOD! Watch the vlog review for more details. If you like adventure, sci-fi, or historical fiction, this series is for you. Readers who enjoy Throne of Glass will love this series!