Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Review by Ciara Javier

After losing his best friend Eddie in an accident, Tristan Strong is sent to his grandparents’ home in Alabama to heal from the loss. But on his first night there, Tristan encounters a sticky doll who attempts to steal Eddie’s journal, which contains folklores from both their grandmothers, and is Tristan’s last remaining connection to Eddie. … More Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

The Ice Chips and the Invisible Puck by Roy MacGregor and Kerry MacGregor, Illus. by Kim Smith

Review by Sasa Popovich

With the shifting landscape of modern hockey, exactly what space do women occupy in the sport, and what does this mean for young girls just starting out? … More The Ice Chips and the Invisible Puck by Roy MacGregor and Kerry MacGregor, Illus. by Kim Smith

Mya’s Strategy to Save the World by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Review by Jennifer Irvine

Social activist and seventh grader Mya Parsons is well on her way to building her resume as a future employee of the United Nations. She’s the head of the Kids for Social Justice Club (KSJ) at her school and wants to change the world filled with poverty and persecution. … More Mya’s Strategy to Save the World by Tanya Lloyd Kyi