Diverse YA Fiction from Micro-Presses, a Review of Willow Born

Check out this review @Booklist Online by the inimitable Zara Rix. Reviews matter so much for indie authors and traditional authors too. If you’re trying to break into the school or library market there are rules about the number of … 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

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

#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

Afar: A mini-review of black girl space travel

Afar by Leila del Duca and Kit Seaton Paperback: 168 pages Publisher: Image Comics (April 4, 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 1632159414 ISBN-13: 978-1632159410 I’m not a huge graphic novel reader, but I pick them up for time to time and … Continue Reading

Instead of That, Read This : A Review of Challenger Deep

We are a nation of people that love to categorize. We’re competitive and love a good race and sometimes we apply that hierarchal need to things that it shouldn’t be applied to. Take fiction and poetry, which are inherently subjective … Continue Reading

Hockey Love: Jerkbait and Roasted Cauliflower Soup

I am in the midst of the last sprint of reading I have to do for the Georgia Peach Book Awards and I am barreling through some of the best writing for young adults that 2016 had to offer. Jerkbait … Continue Reading