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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Current Read: Black Girl, Call Home

Current Read: Black Girl, Call Home

Posted April 26, 2021 by Richetta in Currently Reading

Today I started reading Jasmine Mans’ poetry book Black Girl, Call Home in celebration of National Poetry Month. I sought her book out at the bookstore after seeing it mentioned repeatedly around the #bookstagram universe. But what got me to purchase it was landing on the poem, “Secrets” when I began to flip through it.  […]

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Book Review: What Kind of Girl

Book Review: What Kind of Girl

Posted April 24, 2021 by Richetta in Book Reviews, Young Adult

“That’s a very serious accusation.” A girl walks into her principal’s office and reveals that her boyfriend, a well-liked athlete, has been hitting her and she wants it to stop. Her proof, a black eye from that weekend. But the abuse started three months earlier, which begs the question “what kind of girl lets it […]

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