Contemporary Fiction

Weird Little Robots

Written by Carolyn Crimi, Illustrated by Corinna Luyken In the backyard of the house where Penny Rose recently moved is an old shed, where she tinkers and builds little robots out of lost treasures and broken items she finds around town. What she hasn’t found around her new town are friends. She tells herself it’s …

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Other Words for Home

I still smile at everyone in the street.Not everyone smiles back, though.When they don’t,I want to say,‘You don’t have to worry about me.I am just a girl who likes movies.’ –Jude, in Jasmine Warga’s Other Words for Home Written by Jasmine Warga This is the engaging story of Jude, a girl who lives in a …

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Take the Mic

Various Authors, Edited by Bethany C. Morrow This collection of short stories made me laugh, cry, scream, and also want to hide. Every story speaks for an individual experience in the confines of a wider culture. One story is not better than the others because they’re so unique, brimming with overt & covert meaning, and …

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