5 Reasons I LOVE Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

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Hey y’all! So it’s no secret that Dear Haiti, Love Alaine has been one of my favorite books this year. I’ve been trying to find more Haitian authors who write YA Contemporary and this one really hit the sweat spot. I’m taking part in Sammie’s Tour the World in 30 Books Blog Tour as a way of getting new books for her community’s library, and this is my contribution. I absolutely love this tour and I’m so happy that a whole new group of kids will have this book in hands reach soon enough.

Tour the World in 30 Books

Now, here’s how Dear Haiti, Love Alaine stole a piece of my heart.

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M is For Melanin – Book Recs

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Hey y’all! Welcome to my stop of the Hear Our Voices Book Tour for M is For Melanin. Oo, this story is just so cute. I wish it had been around when I was a little kid because I just know I would’ve wanted to read it every single night. I’m thinking about getting a copy for my cousins, the youngest is 7 so I think she might still fall under the age range for it.

Today I’ll be recommending some books based on M is for Melanin. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here before, but I was in the Early Childhood program in high school so I’m actually a certified Preschool teacher. My favorite moments during those classes were always circle time because I loved reading to the kids.

Here are some books I would add to my list if I ever decide to teach Preschool again. These are all books I read through Netgalley so if you haven’t checked out their children’s book ARCs, you totally should!

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Early Departures (Book Review)

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Hey y’all! It feels like I’ve been reading this one forever, because I have. It’s one of those books you really have to take your time with (or else you won’t be able to read through the tears) but I was determined to finish it yesterday, and so that’s what I did. Now, let’s get into it.

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WWW Wednesday (#16)

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Hey y’all! Reading has definitely gotten a lot more complicated with school, but I’ve been hanging in there. I even got through some shorter books last week.

WWW Wednesday is a meme that was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. All you’ve got to do is answer these three questions.

What are you currently reading?

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