February 2020: Articles that caught my eye

Happy leap day! For the last day of this slightly longer month, I've decided to compile a list of articles that were published this month (or late January). With so many events taking the spotlight in 2020, here are some stories and trends you may have missed. This article on why donating your clothes might …

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Review: SHOUT

SHOUT Author: Laurie Halse AndersonGenre: Memoir, PoetryTrigger warnings: Rape, sexual assault, suicidal ideation, drug abuse, PTSDRead if: you've ever been silenced. Synopsis: Best known for her bestselling fictional novel, Speak, Halse-Anderson tells her own story of survival in moving free-verse poetry. She recounts her childhood, her assault, her pain, and her journey afterward. Much like …

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Review: The Bear and the Nightingale

The Bear and the Nightingale Author: Katherine ArdenGenre: Fantasy, Historical FictionTrigger Warnings: Heavy religious dialogue. Read If: You are fascinated by mythology and folklore Synopsis: Set in medieval Russia, we watch little Vasilisa (Vasya) grow up in a rural village thriving with little spirits and guardians. The people of the village are very loyal to …

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