The Girl Who Drank the Moon – I finally read this! It reminds me of Adam Gidwitz and Grace Lin’s fairy tale journeys too. However, I didn’t find it as engaging as the other ones. I think I like fairy tales with a lot of interesting side characters and more realistic place setting. It reminds me of Shannon Hale too. Fairy tales forever!
The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic – It’s a Bollywood movie for kids in book form. I really liked it! Uma is a cozy writer.
26 Fairmount Avenue – I didn’t know that Tomie DePaola wrote chapter books too. This was a fun look into his childhood. I love biographies too!
The Color of Heaven– This is the conclusion of the manga trilogy. I liked it but I didn’t love it. It ends with Ehwa and her mom both getting married which was lovely. However it wasn’t so different from the first two books.
What the Moon Saw – I loved this book! It’s a hidden gem. It is kind of like Becoming Naomi Leon but a more teenage version. It really made you feel like you are with Clara Luna in a village in Mexico and it is a wonderful book. I recommend it.
Brown Girl Dreaming– Jacqueline Woodson is such a good writer! I will have to read more of her books. I love how she writes about her life and it’s so intimate and personal.