REVIEW| The Fresh New Face of Griselda

REVIEW| The Fresh New Face of Griselda

Jennifer Torres's The Fresh Face of Griselda follows young Geez (as Griselda is called by her family) as she adjusts to her family's new socioeconomic situation. Her dad's landscaping business recently shut down and the family lost their home. As a result, they've had to move in with her Nana.

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REVIEW | Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers

REVIEW | Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers

In Strange Birds, four girls form an unlikely friendship that leads to activism. Ofelia Castillo (budding journalist), Aster Douglas (bookish foodie), Cat Garcia (bird aficionado), and Lane DiSanti (artist) are as different as can be. But when the Floras -- their local Scout troop -- plans to crown its next queen with a hat of feathers, the girls band together to fight for birds.

REVIEW | GOOD ENOUGH

REVIEW | GOOD ENOUGH

In Paula Yoo's Good Enough, high school senior Patti Yoon is preparing to retake the SATs after failing to make her Korean proud with her 2010 score. It doesn't help that she's also lost her concertmaster position at the All-State Orchestra. Both "failures" are conversation fodder at her Korean church where she also plays music.