Voting With a Porpoise [Sean Callahan and Russell Glass]

Sean Callahan and Russell Glass' Voting With a Porpoise is probably the most important children's book I've seen published lately. It's filled with clever rhymes and captivating illustrations. The book uses an incredibly clever story to entice children into understanding the importance of voting. And this is all in the hopes that one day, when they're old…

Organizing Your Bookshelf; A Quick Guide to Exclusive Shelves on Goodreads

It occurred to me recently as a result of a question posted on Twitter that not everyone knows and uses exclusive shelves on Goodreads. This is actually an amazingly handy tool that I've been using for a while that basically allows you to place books on a shelf other than the typical three you find available:…

Stuff You Need to Know; A Guide for Young Adults with Autism [Patricia Weaver]

The problem with Stuff You Need to Know; A Guide for Young Adults with Autism by Patricia Weaver is that it felt somewhat patronizing through the entire reading experience. While certainly all useful information, much of what is presented could be construed as common sense and is very likely to have been taught by their parents in…

Yes, I’m Hot in This: The Hilarious Truth about Life in a Hijab [Huda Fahmy]

At times quite humorous and at times rather dejecting, Yes, I'm Hot in This: The Hilarious Truth about Life in a Hijab by Huda Fahmy is an insightful account of the various every day encounters Muslim women face as a result of the attire they wear for their religion. The truth is, many of these people are…

Cat and Nat’s Mom Truths [Catherine Belknap & Natalie Telfer]

As someone who has always wanted to be a mom but just isn’t quite ready, I was immediately intrigued by Cat and Nat’s Mom Truths by Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer. The synopsys describes the book as one that talks about all the things that most people usually avoid talking about when the subject of being a…

What Makes Girls Sick and Tired [Lucille De Pesloüan]

I absolutely adore What Makes Girls Sick and Tired by Lucille De Pesloüan, though the reasons for which I love this graphic novel are thoroughly upsetting. The book is as it seems, a quick commentary on all the injustices that women face, from those faced by us all to those faced by those of different races…