This review is a little different, as it is the first review of a book where I had an author reach out to me. I'm excited to start doing more reviews and elevating indie authors 🥰 Different Sides of the Same Coin by Chyrel Jackson and Lyris Wallace is a poetry collection written by two… Continue reading Book Review: Different Sides of the Same Coin
As first posted on feministbookclub.com Déjà vu As I was reading Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson, I had an overwhelming sense of déjà vu. An all-powerful and dearly beloved R&B singer who has his sights on fresh, under-aged, talent? One with a dark side and who likes power and control? Seems a lot like the whole docuseries Surviving R. Kelly to… Continue reading Book Review: Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
It took me a while to pick up The Birth of a Nation: Nat Turner and the Making of a Movement by Nate Parker. I also still haven’t seen the movie. I understand that it is a monumentally important film and piece of art; a reclaiming of one of the most notoriously racist pieces of… Continue reading Birth of a Nation and Rape
It’s been a while since I read a self-improvement book! The last one I finished was You Got This!: Unleash Your Awesomeness, Find Your Path, and Change Your World by Maya Penn. It definitely is meant for middle grades to high school students, but I still found some really good advice. Maya wrote this book… Continue reading You Got This!
As first posted on feministbookclub.com The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett is a novel that weaves together the story of twins, as well as those who’s lives have been touch by them. The Vignes sisters run away from their small black town, of which the people look all the same—light-skinned black people. One twin returns to… Continue reading Book Review: The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett
Books would be boring if we read the same stories about the same people all the time. I am starting to really like books with traditionally unlikeable characters, especially if they are Black women. Books about crazy, messy, or disagreeable Black women are so important; they provide important perspective that Black women can exist however… Continue reading Books About Crazy Black Women
Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. This is by far my least favorite holiday. I hate the food and the racist origins of this terrible holiday. Tensions are high in our nation right now, and many families will be getting together over gross stuff like ambrosia salad. If the thought of being around your family right now… Continue reading Books about sad families
In preparation for a (failed) buddy read of Paradise with a friend from #bookstagram, I started reading Beloved by Toni Morrison. I read on Wikipedia that Paradise is the final part of a trilogy that includes Beloved and Jazz. They aren’t a trilogy in the traditional sense, but they are a representation of a Danteques… Continue reading Beloved and Hell
Now that doomsday seems like a next week issue instead of tomorrow, here are some reads that will serve as a reminder that it takes work for us to avoid getting to these places.
My favorite banned books