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Happy Publication Day, With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo!

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo Hardcover, 400 pages ISBN13: 9780062662835 Expected publication: May 7th, 2019 by HarperTeen With her daughter to care for and her abuela to help support, high school senior Emoni Santiago has to make the tough decisions, and do what must be done. The one place she can let …

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Review: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams Hardcover, 330 pages Published March 19th 2019 by Orion Publishing ISBN139781409180050 Synopsis: Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place. Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old …

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Music Playlist: My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

After reading My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite and loving it, I have compiled this mixtape that would go perfectly as a soundtrack to the novel: Murder She Wroteby Chaka Demus & Pliers OMG (Free Me)by P-Square Heads Highby Mr. Vegas One Leg Upby Skales Nigerian Girlby Young Paris Your Body Hot (feat. …

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Strong Black Women in Literature (Vol. 1)

“Imagine a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book” (Diversebooks.org). This dynamic statement is the slogan of the non-profit organization entitled, We Need Diverse Books. As a woman of color, I have longed for an initiative such as this that strives to encourage representation of everyone in literature. …

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Every Book Must Prove Worthy!

Hello World, We are fierce, fabulous, and fun loving.  Our generation cannot only be defined as YOLO, but as life enthusiast.  We live life with no apologies! Oh, yes!  We want to be entertained with groundbreaking originality, soul changing love, infinite luxury, heart pumping adrenaline, shuttering sacrifice, and monumental literary memories. Ready yet?  Because we …