Waiting on Wednesday: Children of Blood and Bone By Tomi Adeyemi

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now, Zélie…

My Most Anticipated YA Books of 2018

Last year, I didn’t read as much as I would have liked because school and life got in the way, This year, there are so many books that I am looking forward to. These are just a handful of the books that I’m looking forward to reading. What are some books you’re looking forward to…

The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death…

Friday Reads: The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death…

Let’s Talk About Diversity

I went to work on Sunday and was having a fairly decent day until I started to help 2 women. After I finished helping them, they noticed that there was a price tag on my shirt. One of them laughed and said, “Maybe we can buy her and have read to the kids.” I didn’t really know…