The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | Book Review

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas seems like it is set to become one of the most talked about young adult books of the year. Certainly, it deserves shelf space alongside All American Boys. Thomas’s debut also takes on the hotly debated topic of police brutality and Black Lives Matter, although, the outcome is quite […]

In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber by L.A. Meyer | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber by L.A. Meyer? I just really like long titles! No, but really, I listened to In The Belly Of The Bloodhound by L.A. Meyer because I might as well be obsessed […]

X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To X: A Novel? I listened to X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon because I feel like I really do not know a whole lot about Malcolm X, except that he was a pretty important person to the Civil Rights Movement. A few summers back, X: A Novel was offered […]

Monster: A Graphic Novel by Walter Dean Myers | Book Review

Monster: A Graphic Novel by Walter Dean Myers, adapted by Guy A. Sims and illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile is a book that I decided to read in the beginning of 2016 because it is an adaptation of Myers’s book by the same title, and because I am someone who cannot get enough of graphic novels. Further, with listening to Serial, watching Making Murderer and reading All American Boys, I cannot get enough of media that explores the American justice system, flaws and all.

Juba!: A Novel by Walter Dean Myers | Book Review

The thing about Walter Dean Myers’s books is that there is something for everybody. Walter Dean Myers was a prolific writer with books about young adults of color that span a wide variety of genre and situations. Juba!: A Novel is the last book that Myers wrote and for the most part it is a book […]

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley | Book Review

I feel like I saved the best for last when it came to my May reading. I mean, honestly, I did read a lot of books in May and even a few that blew my mind – Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley stands out among the crowd of books I’ve read. First, despite being under […]