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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Shanna Miles Releases a New Book That Challenges Teen Fantasies

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Race and the Reading Committee

As you guys may or may not know 2016 was my last year with the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers Committee. I had a three year term and this year was my last. I had a fantastic time … Continue Reading

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#BookReview Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed Publisher: Speak; Reprint edition (May 3, 2016) ISBN-10: 0147513936 ISBN-13: 978-0147513939 Naila’s family is very close. It’s part of their Pakistani and Muslim culture and her immigrant community does a good job of … Continue Reading

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