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

5 Questions for Marty Chan

Marty Chan writes books for kids and plays for adults. In theatre, he’s best known for his cross-cultural hit Mom, Dad, I’m Living with a White Girl, which has toured across Canada and had an Off-Broadway run in 2004. He’s also written for radio, television, magazines and newspapers. In 2019, Marty celebrated the launch of two books: Metamorphosis, the final book in his steampunk fantasy trilogy, The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles, and Kung Fu Master. … More 5 Questions for Marty Chan