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A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars

Author: Yaba Badoe Publisher: Zephyr Publication Date: 7. September 2017 Rating: 3./5. Stars Diversity: PoC (black), LGBT (sapphic relationship) TW: anti-Romani slurs, pedophilia, people trafficking, child trafficking, sexual abuse, rape, racism, murder Summary: Fourteen-year-old Sante isn’t sure where she comes from, but she has a recurring dream of escaping a shipwreck in a sea chest as a… Continue reading A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars

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The Engine Woman’s Light

Author: Laurel Anne Hill Publisher: Sand Hill Review Press Publication Date: 21. October 2017 Rating: 5./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters (gay SC), PoC (black, latinx) TW: rape, violence, ableism, murder, racism, csa Summary: A mystical vision of an airship appears to fifteen-year-old Juanita. The long-dead captain commands her to prevent California’s thrown-away people—including young children—from boarding… Continue reading The Engine Woman’s Light

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Welcome Home

Editor: Eric Smith Publisher: Flux Publication Date: 5. September 2017 Rating: 4./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters (lesbian MC, gay SC, trans SC), PoC (black MC, asian MC, latinx MC) TW: abuse, antisemitism, child abuse, islamophobia, kidnapping,  nazism, pedophilia mention Summary: Welcome Home collects a number of adoption-themed fictional short stories, and brings them together in one anthology… Continue reading Welcome Home

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Water in May

Author: Ismée Amiel Williams Publisher: Amulet Books Publication Date: 12. September 2017 Rating: 2./5. Stars Diversity: PoC (mostly latinx cast) TW: homophobia, sexual assault, drug abuse, child death Summary: Fifteen-year-old Mari Pujols believes that the baby she’s carrying will finally mean she’ll have a family member who will love her deeply and won’t ever leave her—not… Continue reading Water in May

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The Other Five Percent

Author: Quinn Anderson Publisher: Riptide Publishing Publication Date: 10. July 2017 Rating: 1./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters (bisexual, gay) Summary: Logan Vanderveer has a joke he’s been telling since college: he’s ninety-five percent straight. He did some experimenting in school, but none of the men he fooled around with inspired him to abandon “the plan”: meet… Continue reading The Other Five Percent