Dear Martin shows that above all, young black boys can and do thrive—but they have to be given the ability to do so, and we have to question the ways and reasons that make it so they don’t.
A good series is the fine wine of the book world. With each new entry, it ages boldly, elates the spirit, makes you crave more and more until you’re drunk on the quality of what you’ve read.
It’s the highest honor they could hope for… and the most demeaning. This year, there’s a ninth. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire. In this richly developed fantasy, […]
This is the way the world ends. Again. Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to […]
As one of my anticipated YA reads for the year, For Blood and Glory was a debut that didn’t disappoint. Let’s get into it. The Run-Down Sefira is just trying […]
Somehow, sneaking back into prison is always harder than sneaking out of it. The reasonable part of me knows it’s because everyone’s asleep when I sneak out at night, and […]
I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to review what’s easily been one of my favorite science fiction novels, but I never claimed to be good at blogging. […]
There’s something to say about a piece of literature that pulls every emotion out of you over the course of reading. I’ve only read a handful of books that have […]
We see something that needs to be obtained, and we don't question why or how—not until we're forced to. It's the experience that Camellia must face as she goes from being an enthusiastic Belle vying to be the queen's favorite, to a reluctant participant in a society that has facilitated commodifying outward beauty at the expense of finding true self-worth.
When a black person goes to look up a book's reviews, particularly on a book supposedly about them, and they see nothing but a sea of white voices weighing in their opinion on a book for and about their community, exactly what message is that sending?
A Quick CW: I’ll be talking about sexual assault in this post. While nothing goes into graphic detail, please be aware and take care of yourself when choosing to read. […]