The Poet X | by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Poet X is Elizabeth Acevedo's extraordinary debut novel that speaks from the depths of the beauty and power of the written and spoken word. It is a novel in verse, told in three parts about Xiomara Batista, a 15-year old girl hailing... Continue Reading →


Calling My Name | by Liara Tamani

Calling My Name by Liara Tamani My rating: 5 of 5 stars With grace and honesty, Liara Tamani has penned a remarkable debut novel that captures the beauty that is the struggle and gift of becoming a young woman during the transformative years in middle and high school. Taking us through those awkward moments of... Continue Reading →

Dear Martin | by Nic Stone

*Note: Advance Reader's Copy | Book Release Date: 10/17/17 Dear Martin by Nic Stone My rating: 5 of 5 stars   I look at the cover; I see my son. I read each line, left to right and in between; I hear my son's voice. Searching for understanding and hope in this dark place, this... Continue Reading →

Pinned | by Sharon G. Flake

Pinned by Sharon G. Flake My rating: 3 of 5 stars Autumn. Stellar athlete. The only female on the wrestling team. A freshman who cannot read. Adonis. Brilliant student at the top of his class. Confident. Often cocky. Proud. Adonis is wheel chair bound. An unlikely friendship is formed. I would say the interest level... Continue Reading →

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