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Review: Black Girl, Call Home and Then Call Everyone Else You Know After You Read This and Tell Them to Read It

Review: Black Girl, Call Home and Then Call Everyone Else You Know After You Read This and Tell Them to Read It

Posted May 10, 2021 by Richetta in #ownvoices, Book Reviews, poetry

Book Title: Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine Mans Published: March 2021 Honest Confession: It’s been a while since I’ve read a volume of poetry by a single poet. And by a while I probably mean like 15 years. I recently did some professional learning where I listened to the founder of #TeachLiving Poets talk […]

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Making A Reading List and Sticking To It

Making A Reading List and Sticking To It

Posted May 3, 2021 by Richetta in Monthly Reading Goals

Setting Goals and Clearing Hurdles With My May TBR Full Transparency: I have never set a reading goal for myself that wasn’t attached to an academic class. So the idea that I am making a reading list for the month of May is quite interesting to me. Actually I’m really excited by it. But there […]

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April Reading Wrap-up

April Reading Wrap-up

Posted May 2, 2021 by Richetta in Monthly Wrap-up

April was a super busy month for me. Of course, I was engaged in normal activities like parenting three little ones during a pandemic and my managing my other full time job as an English educator. But also, spoiler alert: I relaunched my book blog as a full-blown website! This was a biggie milestone for […]

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Poetry Volumes to Explore

Poetry Volumes to Explore

Posted April 29, 2021 by Richetta in Currently Reading, poetry

National Poetry Month is almost over, but poetry is something we should celebrate all year long. I used to just read poems in isolation, but recently I’ve begun to check out poetry volumes.  After watching a session on teaching poetry at the 2020 NCTE Convention by #TeachLivingPoets founder Melissa Alter Smith and APLitHelp.com Educator Susan […]

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Current Read: Hood Feminism

Current Read: Hood Feminism

Posted April 26, 2021 by Richetta in Currently Reading, non-fiction

An Intriguing Critique of the Feminist Movement I’ve been making my way slowly through Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women That A Movement Forgot. This is partially because my kids keep pulling my bookmark out of book and I have been rereading some passages when I’ve been really tired. So I’m going to […]

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