The Classroom Bookshelf
May 5, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
When I finally found my way to writing a novel about growing up as an immigrant with hip dysplasia, it was this wholeness—not parts of me segmented into boxes—that guided me. I wrote Breathe and Count Back from Ten because the only way I can imagine creating books in a world that draws boundaries around my identity is to write myself beyond them.
February 11, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
With a heavy focus on families, history, expectations, and secrets, this love story will leave readers satisfied.
February 2, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
Gabrielle's story asks what you would give up in order to fit in and shows the dangers of losing yourself
August 11, 2020 by Amanda MacGregor
This truly fun book revolves around practice-dating, but delves into other issues like the expectations that can come from immigrant parents, obligation versus passion, friendships, and it paints a rich cultural picture of the Thai community Winnie and her family are part of.
September 11, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description The heartbreaking story of five generations of young people from a single African-and-American family pursuing an elusive dream of freedom. Dream Country begins in suburban Minneapolis at the moment when seventeen-year-old Kollie Flomo begins to crack under the strain of his life as a Liberian refugee. He’s exhausted by being at once too black […]
November 21, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican-American home. Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move […]
May 4, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Michael likes to hang out with his friends and play with the latest graphic design software. His parents drag him to rallies held by their anti-immigrant group, which rails against the tide of refugees flooding the country. And it all makes sense to Michael. Until Mina, a beautiful girl from the other side […]
February 16, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Today’s list of resources is brought to you by the members of KidLit Resists! We’re a Facebook group for members of the KidLit community (authors, illustrators, editors, youth librarians, booksellers, and others who create and support picture books, MG books, and YA books) who wish to organize against the current administration’s agenda and support those communities targeted […]
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