Why Are You So Quiet? by Jaclyn Desforges, Illustrated by Risa Hugo

Review by Jieun Lee

Myra Louise is a very good thinker, reader, and best of all, listener. But other people only notice she’s quiet. In a society that views extroversion and vocalized opinions as signs of strength and success, thoughtfulness is not always valued or understood. … More Why Are You So Quiet? by Jaclyn Desforges, Illustrated by Risa Hugo

The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena

Review by Louise Brecht

Émigré Susan Thomas is intrigued by desi boy Malcolm Vakil. She wants to fit in the way he does: to her new country, her new city—Mississauga, Ontario—and especially to her new school. Arthur Eldridge High is a world away from her last institution in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and even farther from the family’s home base in India, but her parent’s decree that Susan complete her senior year in Canada is absolute. … More The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena