Elizabeth Acevedo is one of my favorite authors for a reason. She has this gift of connecting the reader to her pieces in ways that I haven’t seen before. I actually read this over a month ago and I’m still thinking about Yahaira and Camino.
Have y’all seen this cover? Wait, did you check the inside too?
When I tell you this cover is one of the most gorgeous things I’ve seen, just know that I’m not exaggerating.
Trigger warnings: death of a parent, stalking, sexual assault
I’m going to be part of the Hear Our Voices book tour for The Black Kids by Christina Hammond Reeds! This will be my first ever book tour and I’m over the moon with excitement. Make sure to tune in from July 28th to August 4th to see what all of the other tour hosts are posting.
We are so excited to announce the confirmed schedule for theThe Black Kidstour! Thank you again to all of you that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure that we filled up this tour with some amazing #ownvoices reviewers! Be sure to visit our hosts during this week and help promote the release ofThe Black Kidsfor the entire week.
Remember, all tour hosts are required to post reviews in addition to their creative content.
Welcome one and all. 2020 has been quite the year and we’re only halfway through it. Well, now we’re a little more than halfway in. This tag was created by Chami and Ely Jayne. (Thank you Zezee for including that in yours).
I’ve read 18 books so far this year, which is actually quite a lot for me. My goal was 25 but it looks like I’ll be passing that sooner than I expected. So this year, I have some things to say about what I’ve read thus far.
I have some sad news y’all: My local bookstore is closing. I’ve tried supporting them online but they haven’t added any new selections and when I went to their physical location last week, there was a “for sale” sign on the window.
I’m sad to see it go and I’m pretty sure it’s in large part due to Covid-19. As someone who loves supporting small businesses, this hurts a little extra. I’m going to miss it a whole lot and I hope a good business replaces it.
All that being said, I was still able to buy a book from an independent bookstore for June. This time, I decided to buy one from a black owned bookstore. The shop I bought it from is called Cultured Books and it’s physical location is in Tampa, Florida. Seeing as I don’t live in or near Tampa, I bought this online.