Tag: diversity

Book Review: The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

Book Review: The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

Oh my goodness, I don’t even know how I am going to put into words the amazing-ness of this book. It was pure Emery Lord. I honestly don’t think she can write a bad book. Each of her books have held something different and this one was no different or any less special. In fact, in some ways this one might have been the most special of all of her books. By now most you probably know that I’m am […]

Posted April 19, 2017
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Dumbledore’s Army Readathon Sign-up

Dumbledore’s Army Readathon Sign-up

It seems as though it’s time for me to complete another readathon. This one is hosted by Aentee @ Read at Midnight. Once I saw that this one involved Harry Potter, I knew I had to get in on it. Combining Harry Potter with reading diverse books and you’ve got yourself a happy blogger. This readathon will go from January 1st to January 15th & numbers of pages read will earn us House Points Now onto the fun stuff. I will […]

Posted December 29, 2016
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Book Review: The Lost & Found by Katrina Leno

Book Review: The Lost & Found by Katrina Leno

Oh man, I am kicking myself so hard for not reading this book a lot sooner. Like last February when I got it. I think I had a lot of expectations for it because of how much I loved Leno’s debut, The Half Life of Molly Pierce. I was a bit apprehensive because road trip books have been a bit of a hit or miss for me. What I wasn’t expecting was how much I LOVED the characters. Frannie has […]

Posted December 2, 2016
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Book Review: Secrets, Lies and Scandals by Amanda K. Morgan

Book Review: Secrets, Lies and Scandals by Amanda K. Morgan

This book was pitched as How to Get Away With Murder meets I Know What You Did Last Summer and given how much I LOVE How to Get Away With Murder, I was fully expecting to enjoy this book, but that was not the case. I found myself annoyed, frustrated and overall just really disappointed. This book could have been so much more than it actually was. In a book like this, I tend to focus on the characters and […]

Posted August 17, 2016
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Book Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Book Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Real talk, this post was supposed to be a series of mini-reviews for some recent reads that I wanted to talk about, but then I finished Rebel of the Sands and found I had a LOT to say about this book. Rebel took me completely by surprise. To be honest, I didn’t really have any interest in reading this – I had no idea what it was about and I didn’t like the cover? I don’t know, I don’t have […]

Posted April 14, 2016
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Book Review: This Side of Home

Book Review: This Side of Home

Wow wow wow. Why aren’t there more people talking about This Side of Home? Not only was the writing beautiful but this story is amazing and important for every kind of reader out there. In your next attempt to support diversity in YA, make sure you take a look at this contemporary! It is so, so good. This Side of Home follows Maya, a black girl from Portland who is dealing with her neighborhood’s gentrification, fighting for her school’s Black History Month’s […]

Posted September 18, 2015
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