May 16, 2023 by Amanda MacGregor
This might be my favorite Kelly Yang book yet.
January 21, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
This will be an illuminating read for modern teens who may not know much about what it was really like to be a queer teen in the 1950s.
January 12, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
I was quite a shy and fearful child. Speaking up in class terrified me. I wanted to become an author, but I was scared I wouldn’t know how to write. As one of the few Asian kids in my Midwestern hometown, I was reluctant to embrace the culture of my Chinese-American immigrant family. Time and […]
April 14, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
While this is a romance, and the story of children of immigrants juggling multiple cultures, norms, and expectations, it's also a very affecting and complex exploration of mental health.
September 25, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description A high school senior attempts to salvage her reputation among her Ivy League–obsessed classmates by writing their college admissions essays and in the process learns big truths about herself in this mesmerizing debut novel-in-verse, perfect for fans of Gayle Forman and Sonya Sones. Nic Chen refuses to spend her senior year branded as […]
September 21, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
When I’m reviewing books for professional publications, I stay quiet about them on social media. I’m always really excited once a review comes out to be able to talk about the book, finally! Here’s one of my most recent reviews, which originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of School Library Journal. A Line in the Dark […]
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