May 25 and June 1, 2021 Book Releases and Reviews

We’re ending May and starting June off right with some fantastic new book releases.

The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag

5/5

Such a sweet graphic novel about a closeted girl nervous about coming out and the selkie who comes to land for her. Loved the illustrations and the story, both about falling in love and finding happiness in being true to yourself. Just a good, pure read from start to finish.

The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Kay O’Neill

4/5

Wonderfully gentle and heartfelt, as are all Katie O’Neill’s books. I just can’t get enough of these precious little tea dragons!

Satisfaction Guaranteed by Karelia Stetz-Waters

4/5

Cade and Selena are forced to work together after they each inherit 50% of a failing sex toy shop owned by Cade’s aunt and Selena’s mentor, Ruth. They have they’re own reasons for trying to avoid the attraction that is building between them.

I loved the way the grief Selena felt after Ruth’s passing was handled. It was a really beautiful story of love growing in the wake of personal tragedy.

Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martinez (illustrator)

4/5

This book was fantastic. It looks at the slave revolts that were lead by women, and how assumption and bias as allowed history to forget these stories and the voices of these women. The stories paired with the illustrations brought the history to life. It does a great job of combining these stories with the past of how the past continues to affect the present as Hall tries to do research now.

Check out our full reviews of One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston and How to find a Princess by Alyssa Cole for more great new releases.

We’re also super excited to read My Remarkable Journey by Katherine Johnson, A Chorus Rises by Bethany C. Morrow, and Anne of Manhattan by Brina Starler. Which new releases are you most excited to check out?

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