ARC REVIEW : MICHIGAN VS. THE BOYS

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TITLE: Michigan vs. The Boys
AUTHOR: Carrie S. Allen
GENRES: Contemporary, Young Adult
FORMAT: Earc
PAGES: 308
PUBLISHED: October 1st 2019
PUBLISHER: KCP Loft

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Hockey meets the #MeToo movement in this powerful debut novel.

Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That is, until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls’ hockey team off the ice this year.

If she wants colleges to notice her, Michigan has to find a way to play. Luckily, there’s still one team left in town …

The boys’ team isn’t exactly welcoming, but Michigan’s prepared to prove herself. She plays some of the best hockey of her life, in fact, all while putting up with changing in the broom closet, constant trash talk and “harmless” pranks that always seem to target her.

But once hazing crosses the line into assault, Michigan must weigh the consequences of speaking up — even if it means putting her future on the line.

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ARC REVIEW : GOOD MOMS HAVE SCARY THOUGHTS

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AUTHOR: Karen Kleiman
ILLUSTRATOR: Molly McIntyre
GENRES: Nonfiction, Self-Help
FORMAT: EARC
PAGES: 160
EXPECTED PUBLICATION: March 1st 2019
PUBLISHER: Familius

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Over 90 percent of new mothers will have scary, intrusive thoughts about their baby and themselves. What if I drop him? What if I snap and hurt my baby? Mothering is so hard–I don’t know if I really want to do this anymore. Gosh, I’m so terrible for thinking that! Yet for too many mothers, those thoughts remain secret, hidden away in a place of shame that can quickly grow into anxiety, postpartum depression, and even self-harm. But here’s the good news: you CAN feel better!

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