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Mark Oshiro

Teoksen The Sun and Star tekijä

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Sisältää nimen: Mark Oshiro


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Associated Works

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Reclaim the Stars: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space (2022) — Avustaja — 134 kappaletta
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Out Now: Queer We Go Again! (2020) — Avustaja — 104 kappaletta
Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow (2019) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
All Signs Point to Yes (2022) — Avustaja — 38 kappaletta
Uncanny Magazine Issue 14: January/February 2017 (2017) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Uncanny Magazine Issue 9: March/April 2016 (2016) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
When We Become Ours: A YA Adoptee Anthology (2023) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 124 (September 2020) (2020) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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Virallinen nimi
Oshiro, Mark
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Hugo Nominee (Best Fan Writer)
DongWon Song (Morhaim Literary)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
When not writing, they are trying to pet every dog in the world.



Gr 9 Up—Manny, a queer teen cast out of his devout religious family, is determined to reunite with his younger
sister, who is still living with their adoptive parents. Oshiro uses a nonlinear time line to tell a compelling story that
explores trauma, abuse, and white saviorism.
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BackstoryBooks | 1 muu arvostelu | Apr 1, 2024 |
This is the book that my 13-17- year- old LGBTQ+ kids chose for their group read for the month of March. I always read their choice a month ahead to be sure that it's not going to cause any issues with them. Our on-site mental health professional has also read the book and given his okay for this age group and will discuss the book with them.

Possible Trigger Warnings: Police and other violence, Racism, Homophobia and Transphobia, Extreme depictions of depression, anxiety, and panic attacks.
The story is set in a working-class neighborhood of California, and tells the story of a youth of color, who is diverse in his sexuality and gender, who takes a stand and organizes to challenge the sanctioned violence that the school...with the blessing of the state...thought was a grand idea. California, by no means, is the ONLY state that has taken this stand...it's just the one state that the author was familiar with. Moss Jeffries is a student and a black teen who is still grieving for the loss six years earlier of his father by the trigger of the police. Moss struggles with self-doubt along with anxiety-induced panic attacks, and finds comfort in his new relationship with Javier, a Latinx boy who’s just as sweet as he is bold and outgoing. When the school year begins, the resource officer assaults a friend of Moss; Shawna, claiming he suspected that she had drugs...but the students and some of the teachers know that it’s really about her recent decision to fully embrace her transexual identity and her "drugs" were prescribed by her doctor. The metal detectors that the school administration recently installed had resulted in a tragic injury for their friend who was using a wheelchair. Moss and his circle of friends and students of all races and colors, felt that the administration's attitude about the incident was nothing short of appalling, and organized a peaceful protest in order to try and convince the school to "dismantle the violence" that had reared its ugly head and taken a front row seat. They started with a student walkout. They wanted to demonstrate that there would continue to be resistance, and aggrieved groups would continue to gather in solidarity, until a meaningful solution with student struggles being recognized as real and ending with love and acceptance for everyone...regardless of race, religion, or sexuality. Wanda... Moss's mother offers a line that sums the book up fairly well and what my kids based their pick on for this book to be their monthly group read and discussion. From the Book “Anger is a fragile but special gift. But you have to remember it can become a raging monster so, you gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it carefully as your ammunition. You use those feelings of anger and injustice to get things done...changed...understood, instead of just stewing in it." . This is not the first book on similar topics like this for this author who sums it up by saying, "Anger is a Gift that is hella precious, and a hella dope." - I honestly believe I had more problems with the content in the book that any of my young folks will have...as Marcus... one of the 17-year-olds remarked..."This isn't fiction for some. For some people this is "their normal." I can't speak for other countries, but in the United States of America, this should NOT EVER...BE ANYONE'S "NORMAL".
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Carol420 | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 29, 2024 |
TW/CW: Violence, death, scary situations

RATING: 3.5/5

REVIEW: The Sun and The Star is a new novel in the Percy Jackson-verse that follows Nico di Angelo and his boyfriend Will Solace into Tartarus on a quest.

I enjoyed this book. I love the characters and the quest was properly terrifying. Nico and Will both suffered in their own ways, and I liked how they both learned more about themselves and each other by the end.

The ending felt a little longer than it should have been – I thought each chapter would be the last, and it wasn’t.

I also wasn’t exactly sure why we had little interludes with Gorgyra for about half the book – I wasn’t exactly sure what purpose they served.

But I still enjoyed this book and seeing more of Nico and Will! I hope there will be more of these in the future.
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Anniik | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 31, 2023 |
My grumpy ball of darkness, my little night light.

We waited for this a long time and now we finally got this. To all the Nicos, Wills and Pipers and everyone in between, we finally have this story and it was beautiful. Nico has been one of my favorites for a long time, but as many others I found his previous arc to be well a little unfair. How it was only darkness all the time.

And now I am here to say that they did it. Riordan and Oshiro did it. The arc could have not went on in any other way than this. And yes. It was a little absurd at places, but it was good this way. There might have been some murder threats against the authors while reading this, but yeah. I adored this.

Thanks for gifting us that story
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Hexenwelt | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 6, 2023 |



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