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 […]

All The Right Stuff Walter Dean Myers Book Review

The thing that I love best about reading a book by Walter Dean Myers is that I get a different story every time. While I may not always love that story or find it to be the best ever, I like that Myers is not a one note author. All The Right Stuff is no different, it was […]

Black Boy, White School Brian F. Walker Book Review

I find it unfortunate that Black Boy, White School by Brian F. Walker has received so little attention online. Black Boy, White School is a young adult novel about Ant, a black boy from East Cleveland who earns a scholarship to a boarding school in Main. Black Boy, White School is a quick read with interesting insight about […]

Caleb’s Wars by David L. Dudley | Book Review

Finally! There’s a book about African Americans that doesn’t take place during the Civil Rights Era or slavery. Caleb’s Wars by David L. Dudley is a breath of fresh air in the young adult historical fiction genre.