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 Reasons to be upset with a book😢 Your younger self is upset because you don’t remember reading this book whenContinue 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”

The Girl With the Louding Voice

“My cry is a soft wail, both a whipping and healing to my heart… until someone calls my name from afar, a sound that stops the wail so sudden, as if something snap off a rushing stream from the source of it.” The Girl With the Louding Voice My Dearest Adunni, Finding the words toContinue reading “The Girl With the Louding Voice”