Alba grew up in Seattle and after spending four years in New York for school is back in Seattle. She recently graduated with a degree in English and a minor in Journalism. When she isn’t reading retellings of fairy tale classics, she enjoys creative writing, baking and trying new restaurants and dessert spots around Seattle.
Tommy Orange's debut novel is a must read! It follows twelve Indigenous characters in Oakland and highlights the varied experiences of the "urban Indian" as they grapple with their identity, their personal past & present against a shared past of pain and violence, to a present-day stuggle of reclaiming cultural identity by resisting erasure.
The first in the Hallow Crown duology. Incendiary follows Renata, a Robari with the power to take memories. Used as a weapon by the Fajardo regime, she is filled with the thousands of memories she was forced to steal. Renata must find her own truth amonth them as she fights to avenge the Moira.
By local author Lily Lamotte, Measuring Up is a fun read for the Lunar New Year, especially when paired with Mooncake! As Cici struggles to navigate middle school and making new friends she can always count on baking to help her feel better.
Kadohata's novel is a heartwarming story about sisters Katie and Lynn Takeshima: together they navigate life in Georgia as one of the only Japanese-American families in town. When tragedy striked the Takeshima family, Katie tries to live by her sister's words, "Kira-kira," and look for the beauty in a seemingly grim world.
Casiopea Tun longs to leaver her small town and when she accidentally releases the Mayan god of death from his prison she gets that and much more as she embarks on a life-changing adventure, meeting gods, demons and gods along the way.
In the exciting fourth installment of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, Jacob travels across America in the hopes of following in his grandfather’s footsteps realizing he still knew very little about his grandfather’s past. As the peculiars hilariously struggle to blend into the 21st century, Jacob & his friends are thrust into perilous situations and must fend off new foes in order to save new peculiars.
Suffering from PTSD and survivor’s guilt, Tayo must turn towards his Navajo roots and as he learns more about his culture and traditions he sets out on a journey of self discovery and healing in order to complete his own ceremony.
Silko writes a moving story combining the literary trope of the soldier returning home through the eyes of a native American veteran.
Jean Rhys brings the madwoman from Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre to life through Antoinette Cosway, a young woman from the Carribean who struggles to adapt to life in England and is slowly driven to madness as she paces the floors of Mr. Rochester’s attic. Wide Sargasso Sea is a compelling prequel as Antoinette and Rhys challenge us to take a second look at both Mr. Rochester and Jane Eyre.