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

Chicken Girl by Heather Smith

Review by Shyamala Parthasarathy

Heather Smith’s Chicken Girl is a book about hiding and confronting both yourself and the world, and accepting that not everything revolves around you. When sixteen-year old Poppy posts a picture of herself dressed as Rosie the Riveter from the era of World War I, she gets what every curvy girl gets on the internet—photoshopped onto sub-Reddit thread ISeeFatPeople that make fun of fat people for existing. … More Chicken Girl by Heather Smith

Much Ado About Mean Girls by Ian Doescher

Review by Jennifer Irvine

The timeless tale of teenage rivalry, jealousy, and social hierarchy—all delivered with a cruelty that only teens can spoon out—keeps this narrative feisty. Author Ian Doescher morphs the iconic movie Mean Girls into a Shakespearean play, complete with five acts, numerous scenes, and stage directions. … More Much Ado About Mean Girls by Ian Doescher