{Review} Watch Us Rise by RenĂ©e Watson and Ellen Hagan|Importance of Intersectionality in YA

Watch Us Rise by RenĂ©e Watson and Ellen Hagan  Goodreads Summary: Jasmine and Chelsea are sick of the way women are treated even at their progressive NYC high school, so they decide to start a Women’s Rights Club. They post everything online—poems, essays, videos of Chelsea performing her poetry, and Jasmine’s response to the racial … More {Review} Watch Us Rise by RenĂ©e Watson and Ellen Hagan|Importance of Intersectionality in YA

5 Sentence Reviews: Dear White People +When They Call You a Terrorist

Dear White People by Justin Simien In the satirical tradition of the New York Times bestseller Stuff White People Like comes this witty companion book to the incredibly entertaining (Indiewire) film of the same name, which heralds a fresh and funny new voice (Variety). Right out of college, Justin Simien wrote a screenplay about the nuanced experiences of four … More 5 Sentence Reviews: Dear White People +When They Call You a Terrorist

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole|A Hilarious #BlackLove Romance!

ENTER MY GIVEAWAY MY GIVEAWAY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR OF COLOR—–> HERE A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole Between grad school and multiple jobs, Naledi Smith doesn’t have time for fairy tales…or patience for the constant e-mails claiming she’s betrothed to an African prince. Sure. Right. Delete! As a former … More A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole|A Hilarious #BlackLove Romance!

[Review]So Done by Paula Chase|A Story About Black Girl Ambition and Friendship

Goodreads Summary: Jamila Phillips and Tai Johnson have been inseparable since they were toddlers, having grown up across the street from each other in Pirates Cove, a low-income housing project. As summer comes to an end, Tai can’t wait for Mila to return from spending a month with her aunt in the suburbs. But both … More [Review]So Done by Paula Chase|A Story About Black Girl Ambition and Friendship

My Thoughts on Black Reviewers and Why Their Voices Matter|Part 1

They Hate U Give is out, and I’m incredibly excited to see one of my favorite books on screen this week!  It’s important to view more POC representation in big movies, and it’s even better to see the Black Lives Matter Movement in a realistic and positive light since media outlets love to misinterpret the … More My Thoughts on Black Reviewers and Why Their Voices Matter|Part 1