Island Queen – Book Review

Thank you to the publisher William Morrow for this gifted book. “And don’t you ever take abuse or dim your light because of a fool. You’re remarkable. The rest of us are trying to catch up.” “You have to love yourself for more than a moment, ’cause moments pass.” —Island Queen, Vanessa Riley What book(s)Continue reading “Island Queen – Book Review”

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry —Review

“Cassie, there’ll be a whole lot of things you ain’t gonna wanna do but you’ll have to do in this life just so you can survive.” —Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, Mildred D. Taylor I’ve often thought I’m much to old to read middle grade or YA books. Over the last few years, IContinue reading “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry —Review”

Memorial Drive

Thank you to the publisher, Ecco Books, for the review book. “Perhaps this division is a metaphor [sleep paralysis] for the way I’ve lived all these years: the conscious mind struggling to move on, but the body resistant. The mind forgetting, the body retaining the memory of trauma in its cells.” Memorial Drive, Natasha TrethewayContinue reading “Memorial Drive”

A Black Women’s History of the United States

“Black women’s voices animate this book, as few can more effectively describe the complexities of their lives than Black women themselves.” —A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross I recently finished this book, but like many of the books I have read this year, it’s onlyContinue reading “A Black Women’s History of the United States”

It’s Not All Downhill from Here

Thank you Random House #randomhousepartner for the review book. “Would you like some hot tea or does that make you feel like an old lady?” — It’s Not All Downhill from Here, Terry McMillan First off, great Auntie Lo (Loretha), I implore you and Jalecia STOP MAKING TEA USING THE MICROWAVE and dunking tea bagsContinue reading “It’s Not All Downhill from Here”