‘Pumpkin’ review: Julie Murphy recaptures ‘Dumplin’’ magic

Julie Murphy recaptures the magic of ‘Dumplin” in ‘Pumpkin,’ a sweet, filling story about self-love, empowerment, and letting out your inner queen.

‘Between Perfect and Real’ review: The sweet sorrow of coming out in Ray Stoeve’s debut

Between Perfect and Real, nonbinary author Ray Stoeve’s heartfelt debut, chronicles the struggles and joys of coming out as trans in high school.

Audiobook Review: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

What do you get when you mix endearing characters, genuine family dynamics, brujería-inspired magic, and queerness in a myriad of forms?  Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas is an #ownvoices YA Paranormal novel set in East Los Angeles about a boy…

Book Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

In Bashardoust’s wildly imaginative sophomore novel, lushly drenched in Persian folklore, the question of what exactly makes a monster is revisited by a girl who may or may not be a monster herself. Soraya is a princess, sister to the…