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My favourite book growing up was the 1908 Bildungsroman novel Anne of Green Gables by Canadian author L.M. Montgomery. It tells the story of a young orphan girl, named Anne Shirley, who is adopted by siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert on Prince Edward Island. They...
Anna (left) and Marnie (right) from When Marnie Was There (2014), Studio Ghibli’s animated film adaptation of Joan G. Robinson’s novel of the same name. I don’t normally watch movies, but for the Studio Ghibli’s animated film adaption of Joan G. Robinson’s When Marnie...
Claire R. reviews “A Plague Tale: Innocence” video game.
Some people believe Black girls have secret lives, separate from the versions of their lives governed by adults. They aren’t always secret, but sometimes they are sacred, especially when they create them with other Black girls. In the seventh grade, my middle school...
Junior Girl Megan Clout reviews Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo, an international bestseller about the millennial experience in Korea.
Image from https://www.elizabethklehfoth.com/events I need to start this review by saying that I read a lot of mysteries, I watch a lot of police procedural shows and I listen to true crime podcasts while I work. I say this because the mystery element of the book was...
Junior Girl Emily VanderBent writes about the iconic Dear America book series in the early 2000s, and one of her favorite books in the series.
Junior Girl Elizabeth Bailey reviews The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, and the Queen of Nothing, a series by Holly Black.
Junior Girl Yuwen Zhang reviews Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, and discusses the STEM aspects of the book.
Junior Girl Emily Scott reviews the stunning 2018 memoir Educated by Tara Westover about growing up in a survivalist cult.
Junior Girl Charlotte Wilson reviews her favorite childhood book, Anne of Green Gables, and reflects on what Anne means to her.
Junior Girl Teresa Mettela reviews a Maria Qamar exhibition from 2019, and talks about Qamar’s influence on South Asian girls.
Junior Girl Emily Clarke reviews Life Lesson From Remarkable Women, a book curated by UK magazine Stylist, filled with inspirational essays.
Junior Girl Hannah Wilson reviews the new BBC show, Malory Towers, based on the classic Enid Blyton series.
Junior Girl Kat Kavaliova reviews the popular Nintendo Switch game, Animal Crossing, which she argues is even more needed during the pandemic.
Junior Girl Jessica McCall reviews the classic 1992 film A League of Their Own.
Junior Girl Teresa Mettela reviews the original Netflix show Never Have I Ever, which follows a South Indian high school student.
Junior Girl Frances Belt reviews the 2004 classic film Ella Enchanted, starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy, and based on the best-selling book.
Junior Girl Emily Rawle reviews The X-Files and discusses main character Dana Scully’s character arc throughout the 11-season arc.
Junior Girl Emma Pearce reviews the British Museum’s new virtual exhibition, called “Museum of the World,” using existing museum collections.