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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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Black Stereotypes and Tropes in Books

I have a Giveaway going on!!!! ENTER HERE  It's no surprise that black stereotypes and tropes still exist today. From the strong independent black woman to the "ghetolicious" diva, this seems to be a common theme in books and other forms of media. I thought I would give my reasons why I do not particularly… Continue reading Black Stereotypes and Tropes in Books

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[Review] Top 5 Reasons to Read Monday is Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

“This is the story of how my best friend disappeared. How nobody noticed she was gone except me. And how nobody cared until they found her . . . one year later.” Before I give my reasons, I'm just going to say that this story is not for everyone. I merely enjoyed this book for its characters and… Continue reading [Review] Top 5 Reasons to Read Monday is Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

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

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[Review] Dread Nation by Justina Ireland|Reconstruction Era Black Female Zombie Slayers

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland Goodreads Summary: Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro… Continue reading [Review] Dread Nation by Justina Ireland|Reconstruction Era Black Female Zombie Slayers

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[Review] Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson|A Difficult Book to Review but One You Should Read

Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson Goodreads Summary: Jade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if she’s ever going to succeed. Her mother says she has to take every opportunity. She has. She accepted a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even Saturday morning test prep opportunities. But some opportunities feel more demeaning… Continue reading [Review] Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson|A Difficult Book to Review but One You Should Read

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Mini Reviews|#TBRJARRAT Wrap Up+Random Books (Queer Girls, Some Nonfiction and a Mediocre Contemporary)

I've read a lot of books recently but I don't have any "strong" feelings towards them so here are some mini-reviews! The first two (yes, only two) books I read for #TBRJARRAT.   Style by Chelsea M. Cameron ★3/5 Stars★ Review: If you like the enemies to lovers and the opposite attracts trope look no… Continue reading Mini Reviews|#TBRJARRAT Wrap Up+Random Books (Queer Girls, Some Nonfiction and a Mediocre Contemporary)

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Tyler Johnson Was Here| A Book About Loving Your Blackness and Fighting For Those Who Can’t Fight For Themselves

Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles Goodreads Summary: When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid. The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it's up… Continue reading Tyler Johnson Was Here| A Book About Loving Your Blackness and Fighting For Those Who Can’t Fight For Themselves