Hey y’all, welcome to my ARC review of The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reeds. I’m part of the Hear Our Voices book tour for The Black Kids and my official date for the tour is tomorrow, so make sure to check back for some fun posts.
I feel like book twitter is always calling us out for how we’re all in love with fictional people but y’all! LaShawn could like… get it. If LaShawn was real, just know he’d be my man no questions asked.
Trigger Warning: Racism, microaggressions, mention of depression, mention of suicide, physical abuse
Opposite of Always has been on my TBR for the longest time now. I even added it to my list of books I needed to get through in 2020. I’ve been meaning to get around to it and this ended up being the perfect time to do just that.
I listened to Opposite of Always on audiobook. I used the CloudLibrary app to borrow it from my library.
It took me a whole year but I finally read On the Come Up! *throws confetti* I know I’m late to the party but who shows up on time?
I’ve mentioned before that I was going through a bit of a reading slump before remembering that audiobooks existed. My library does a fairly good job of getting audiobooks onto the CloudLibrary app and On the Come Up has been in my list of saved books for a while now. Every time I think about starting it, something comes up to distract me. Thankfully this time around, I actually started it.
Hey y’all, so you may have noticed that I haven’t read middle grade in a while. It’s not a genre that I’m quick to run to and let’s face it, I’m a YA gal at heart. But that doesn’t mean middle grade can’t tug at my heartstrings every now and again.
I received an ARC e-galley of Isaiah Dunn is my Hero from Netgalley.
Omar Holmons debut collection of poems! I’ve been following Omar’s spoken word since high school. I feel like I say that with every poet but honestly it’s the truth. This collection was so refreshing. The bits of humor in the hard parts reminded me that that’s how life goes.