A novel-in-verse for young adults but it transcends an age group. A meditation on loss, grief, depresson and finding one's place in the world. Truly a collection of poems, not just a short story written in verse form. A melancholy beauty.
Phoebe Robinson is poppin' on the pop culture landscape right now with her TV series Everything's Trash, her standup routine and her latest book. The book is her third and it's a collection of observational essays. While tighter editing would have helped in some instances, Robinson uses humor to bring up thought-provoking ideas. Why is motherhood considered the crowning achievement for a cis gender woman? Where are the BIPOC role models in business for an African American woman boss? And when are white folk truly allies and when are they just putting on a good show? Robinson gives you plenty to think about between laughs.
Apparently I'm late to the party -- by about 10 years. Dragons Love Tacos is celebrating its 10th birthday and I'm just glad I finally found the taco party. The text is kid-friendly, hilarious and the drawings add to the fun. The idea of dragons dancing to accordians makes me smile every time I think of it. Add the adorable little stuffed animals package that has three dragons holding tiny tacos and I am all in. Beware, family and friends. I suspect there are dragons and tacos in your near future.