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Book Review: The Power of Style: How Fashion and Beauty are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures

Book Review: The Power of Style: How Fashion and Beauty are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures

“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 […]

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June Reading Wrap-up: #HotReadsSummer Has Begun!

June Reading Wrap-up: #HotReadsSummer Has Begun!

Posted June 30, 2021 by Richetta in Monthly Wrap-up

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 […]

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Book Review: Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask (Young Readers Edition)

Book Review: Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask (Young Readers Edition)

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 […]

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Book Excitement: Blackout

Book Excitement: Blackout

Posted June 22, 2021 by Richetta in Book Excitement, TBR Pile

I am super excited for the release of Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon. This book of stories centers Black teenage love and I am here for it! I remember when Nic Stone shared that this collaboration was going to happen at the 2020 NCTE […]

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