I enjoyed The Many Meanings of Meilan and learned quite a bit about the Chinese language and community in Boston. I felt for Millie McGonigle, caught in poverty on the eve of the US's entry into WWII. And Bubbles was another interesting What if? exploration by Abby Cooper, namely what if we could read people's thoughts -- literally, as thought-bubbles appearing over their heads?
I also review quite a few mysteries this month: Myrtle's up to her armpits in dead bodies (ok, not really, but there's at least one in each book); Holly Jackson introduces us to her YA amateur sleuth who uses social media postings, among other means, to solve a murder for her senior thesis; and Enola reveals yet another horror women in Victorian times faced. And Aggie Morton has found (yet!) another dead body, this one in the garden of a spa during a Christmas holiday. I love these covers, with a pair of dead feet on each one!
As always, read, teach, and enjoy!
And, as I started doing these preview / compilation graphics last year, here's what I read this month in 2021!