By the time I hit fifth grade the Wayside School Series were among my favorite books to read. They were definitely a solid score from the Scholastic catalog. This was wackiest, weirdest school ever! I sat at my desk during silent reading alternating between raising my eyebrows and chuckling as quietly as I could manage. […]
Looking for your next 5-star read? Check out the five reasons you should read Legendborn by Tracy Deonn in my review.
When is the last time you played Bingo? In a social setting, I’d say it’s been since I left high school. So I thought it would be fun to play the NetGalley Summer Bingo game. It’s a great way to work on my book review ratio on the site while tracking my summer arc reads […]
Are y’all ready for fall?! Sorry I couldn’t resist, besides you know the Halloween displays are probably already out now. All jokes aside, check out this book about pumpkin growing, harvesting and post-harvest fun called Let it Grow by Mary Ann Fraser and illustrated by Riley Samels. What’s this book about? A boy has a […]
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 […]