Jackpot by Nic Stone | Book Review

Jackpot by Nic Stone is a book I bought on a whim. I mean, I had absolutely heard of Nic Stone before (who hasn’t). However, the books I heard of were Dear Martin and Dear Justyce. I was randomly browsing in Barnes & Noble, when I saw this book for sale on the buy one get one […]

Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest? Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest is a contemporary YA book that is not about Black trauma, so I wanted to read it. It’s important to talk up and promote books featuring Black joy, I’ve learned but also really truly […]

Light It Up by Kekla Magoon | Book Review

After reading The Rock And The River, I am a firm Kekla Magoon fan for life. As it turns out, I had another one of her books sitting on my shelf waiting to be read – Light It Up. However, that one was sitting on my shelf because I hadn’t yet read How It Went Down and Goodreads […]

What Goes Up by Christine Heppermann | Book Review

Verse books are my kryptonite. Seriously, I just got into them randomly and now cannot resist picking them. What Goes Up by Christine Heppermann is a book I started reading on a whim on my Kindle. You see, this is going to sound so shallow, but I was looking for the shortest book to read as […]

Fire From The Rock by Sharon M. Draper | Book Review

Black History Month was the perfect time to read Fire From The Rock by Sharon M. Draper. This is a book I purchased that had been on my shelf for at least 9 years. So, while yes, February was a good time to read it, I definitely should have read it prior to February 2021. After […]

Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers | Book Review

I have had Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers on my shelf for years. Oddly enough I never ended up unhauling it, as I really did intend to read it someday. Well, that day has come! You see, I have been prioritizing reading more diversely and then un-hauling those books and getting them into the […]