My Government Means to Kill Me

My Government Means to Kill Me by Rasheed Newson, Can be read in a few nights depending on your speed, Adult “See, even during a pandemic, racism never fails to insert itself into the equation.” ~p. 115 Told through the lens of Earl “Trey” Singleton as he survives his first few years living on his ownContinue reading “My Government Means to Kill Me”

Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win

Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win by Susan Azim Boyer, Can be read in a few nights depending on your speed, Young Adult (Thanks to Book Sparks for the gifted copy!) Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win is a perfect example of why diverse YA books are so needed, but also a perfect example of why YA books canContinue reading “Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win”

Freewater

Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson, 398 pages, Can be read in a about 8 hours depending on your speed, Middle Grade A quote that I really appreciated: “I learned how hurting can be caught, like a cold, or the pox. That’s the thing about plantations: Even if you stay away from being hit, you can’t keep awayContinue reading “Freewater”

How to Find What You’re Not Looking For

How to Find What You’re Not Looking For by Veera Hiranandani, 372 pages, Can be read in a few evenings depending on your speed, Middle Grade A quote that I really appreciated: “But you wonder, if you were who everyone wants to be, would it even make a difference?” Ariel, p. 147 Shout out to anotherContinue reading “How to Find What You’re Not Looking For”