Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz [Review]

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I wondered what that was like, to hold someone’s hand. I bet you could sometimes find all the mysteries of the universe in someone’s hands.

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Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler [Review]

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Kano Murasaki is given the nickname Risuko (squirrel) because she likes to climb trees, roofs, and other high places. One day while she was up in a tree, she gets called down by a strange lady named Chiyome passing through her home province and tells her that she needs to come with her because Risuko’s mother sold her to the lady. She then travels to a secluded place called Full Moon together with other kids where they train to be Kunoichi, a special kind of woman.

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