Whitewashing: A Hidden Menace (not unlike Black Mold or Termites)

Definition of whitewash transitive verb 1:  to whiten with whitewash 2a:  to gloss over or cover up (such as vices or crimes) refused to whitewash the scandalb:  to exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of … Continue Reading

Mini-Review : Queen Sugar – Like Good Molasses, Not Too Sweet

Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile Hardcover: 372 pages Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books; 1st edition (February 6, 2014) ISBN-13: 978-0670026135 Queen Sugar follows Charly, a 30 something California-born art teacher who has just inherited 800 acres of sugar cane farmland in … Continue Reading

A Mini-Review: Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America

Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America 1st Edition by Kali Nicole Gross Oxford University Press; 1 edition (February 3, 2016) 978-0190241216 Hannah Mary Tabbs was working woman in the 1880’s … Continue Reading

AJC’s Talk of the Town: Atlanta writers battle the lack of diversity in books for young adults

Atlanta writers battle the lack of diversity in books for young adults | Talk of the Town via kwout

A Mini-Review: Writing My Wrongs by Shaka Senghor

Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison Kindle Edition by Shaka Senghor  (Convergent Books, January 2017) 978-1101907313 I received this book in exchange for an honest review and that’s all that I can give. Shaka weaves a … Continue Reading

The Blazing Star: A Review

The Blazing Star by Imani Josey Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing (December 6, 2016) ISBN-10: 1945769165 Portia’s twin sister Alex is a genius. There’s something about being 16 that makes you insecure, but always being in the background can really … Continue Reading

A Diverse Books Giveaway: Deadline April 7th

a Rafflecopter giveaway   A winner has been chosen! Leticia from Dallas is our victor! Stay tuned for more contests in the future.

Janet Mock’s Redefining Realness and the Power of Memoirs

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More by Janet Mock Atria Books; Reprint edition (February 4, 2014) February 4, 2014 In Redefining Realness Janet Mock, born Charles Mock tells the story of how she bridged the chasm … Continue Reading

On Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele and Raising Tiny Feminists

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie Hardcover: 80 pages Publisher: Knopf (March 7, 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 152473313X ISBN-13: 978-1524733131 If you read or watched Adichie’s TED talk on Feminism, We Should All … Continue Reading

Shanna Miles Releases a New Book That Challenges Teen Fantasies