IDK if I’m going to take it easy in August or immerse myself in my books as the beginning of a new school year looms in the near distance. Either way…here is my TBR lineup for August. Let the dog days of summer commence with some good ol’ fashioned ice cold sweet tea and a […]
How is your #HotReadsSummer going? Here is my July Reading Wrap-up. Check it out and see if you want to add any to your own list.
Mindful Mr. Sloth by Katy Hudson reminded me of a cute updated play on the tortoise and the hare. Except Sasha isn’t competing against Mr. Sloth, she is competing against herself. Sasha is a super smart little girl who has tons of interests but wants to do everything at once and in a hurry. She […]
Are you ready for Christmas? Check out these two new Christmas-themed children’s books featuring Black girls that I am excited to read.
Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon was a great summer read! (Bonus points for mood and ambiance if you end up reading part or all of it during an actual blackout like I did.) Blackout is a compilation of six stories tied together by the […]
“There is a right way to be inspired or pay homage to another culture, however. By buying pieces from authentic artists… you are supporting a community by going straight to the source.” Fashion is not a topic I usually read about. However, I saw the Indigenous design featured on the cover of this book, The […]
It is hot…and so is my July reading list!!! The library reopened, Libby app is still my best friend and my purse is on fire from celebrating all of the fantastic book birthdays from the last few weeks. So here is my line up for July. I’m sure I will throw in a surprise or […]
But alas, #HotReadsSummer has begun! The sweet iced tea (my summer sub in for hot cocoa) can be served and the beach chair set out for catching Vitamin D and taking in knowledge at the same time. While I do not enjoy battling tiger mosquitos, there is just something refreshing about sitting outside and reading […]
I wish I had this book when I was younger and asking some of the questions that were covered in Dr. Anton Treuer’s Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask. I grew up in Michigan and I first began learning about Indigenous culture in elementary school from an Ojibway educator […]
When it comes to history and women, I will absolutely take a seat at the table and listen to the story. Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts is a graphic novel that is also a memoir. It is the story of historian Dr. Rebecca Hall’s personal journey as she researched women-led slave revolts. […]