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[Review] The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

I have very mixed feelings when it comes to The Voting Booth. However, one thing that I think all reviewers can agree on is that it's very much relevant today. Voter suppression is real and apparent, especially in communities of color. The Voting Booth is messy at times but it sparks a lot of conversations… Continue reading [Review] The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

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How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters

  TW: homophobic comments, stereotyping, sexual assault, fetishism "We have no control over what labels others give us, but we can define who we are by the ones we choose to give ourselves" Thank you NetGalley for providing me an Earc in exchange for an honest review THE REVIEW Ahhhhh! Julian Winters has done it… Continue reading How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters

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Bi Recommendations #3|Running With Lions

***I'm going to change up this series a tiny bit and do one book at a time. Will be doing a lot more of these posts, especially this month! 🙂 I hope that I can convince more people to read these books, especially fellow bi people as we don’t get represented nearly enough! Not all… Continue reading Bi Recommendations #3|Running With Lions

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

Watch Us Rise by Renée 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… Continue reading {Review} Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan|Importance of Intersectionality in YA

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

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Currently Reading|Still in a Reading Slump LMAO!

Happy Friday! In an effort to get back to the blogging and reading world, I thought I would share what I'm currently reading. I am actually in the middle of a bunch of books but I'm only going to tell you two that I'm more into and will (hopefully) finish in the next few days.… Continue reading Currently Reading|Still in a Reading Slump LMAO!

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

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

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5 NonFiction Books by Black Women You NEED to Read|#nonfictionnovember

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TOP 5 OF MY MOST ANTICIPATED 2019 YA BOOKS WRITTEN BY BLACK AUTHORS|Part 1

Yes, this is only part 1 of many! For this first part, I'm going to be mainly focusing on YA contemporary releases that are written by Black authors. Hopefully, we can all share the excitement!