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Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea J. Ritchie

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea J. Ritchie

Posted April 14, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color is a fantastic non-fiction collection of facts and individual stories of Black, Indigenous, Latinx women and female-identifying individuals and their experiences with the police.  This book should have been in conversations last summer when we were talking about Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, the California lynchings, and all the other lives stolen by racism, hate, and unhinged law enforcement.  I’m a bit upset that it wasn’t, to be honest.  A bit upset that books about racism by white women got many more sales, while Invisible No More was […]

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Spring is Just Around the Corner… The March Wrap Up!

Spring is Just Around the Corner… The March Wrap Up!

Posted April 5, 2021 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Happy April, my friends!  So comes the end of March.  The end of March and thus the transition of seasons comes with so many holidays and celebrations, though most of them are still best spent distanced this year, so I hope everyone was safe and careful.  It’s a bit belated, but… To all my Christian friends and followers, a belated very happy Easter! To the Jewish community, belated chag sameach!  I hope you all had a wonderful Passover. To the Indian community – a belated happy Holi!  May the colors of happiness, prosperity, and love rain down upon each and […]

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One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite

One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite

Posted March 24, 2021 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  One of the Good Ones was such a good book, y’all. I was a little hesitant as I didn’t love Dear Haiti, Love Alaine (although admittedly I read an ARC and I think it was a really early edition).  I’m so glad I picked this one up because I think that Moulite & Moulite did a wonderful job telling this story.  There was excellent balance between grief and joy. History lessons were woven in with things that are very present in today’s world and daily life. I don’t feel like I’m the best person to judge the rep and experience.  […]

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96 Words for Love by Rachel Roy & Ava Dash

96 Words for Love by Rachel Roy & Ava Dash

Posted March 18, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I really liked the setting and basic structure behind 96 Words for Love, but I think the novel got a little bit lost in itself.  This book did not seem to know whether it was telling the story of Raya trying to find her purpose in life, a treasure hunt for a meaningful gift left by her grandmother, the line between Raya’s world and the part of India where the ashram was and learning and privilege… or just a love story.  96 Words for Love did each one of these things about… 25%. The turns in the story felt really convenient.  There […]

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Oddity by Eli Brown

Oddity by Eli Brown

Posted March 16, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing and Walker Books US in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Oddity is at times a really fun book, but at other times it’s a bit of a rambling story.  I was sucked in at the beginning, but as the tale wore on, I got a bit bored.  It’s also on the longer end for middle grade novels, and considering the violence and implied violence, I would recommend Oddity to older middle grade to young adult readers […]

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