7 YA Books with Black Main Characters

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This blog is meant to show how easy it is to add diverse reads to your TBR. These seven books are not only diverse, but they are also great shows of representation. If you’d like to learn more about the difference between diversity and representation, make sure to check out this post by The Black Lit Queen.

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Two for Tuesday – New Year, New Books

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Happy New Year! We’ve successfully made it into 2019 and to rein in the new year, I purchased more books. New books also mean new pictures, so here is a shot I took right after I opened my package.

I’ve decided to treat myself, especially since these books were in my TBR for so long and I couldn’t stop thinking about them. These two should be great follow ups to The Education of Margot Sanchez.

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American Street (Book Review)

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*Synopsis*

Fabiola has just gotten off the plane from Haiti into the United States. It is her first time back since she was a baby. She is excited to start her new life with her mother as they plan to move in with Fabiola’s aunt and cousins in Detroit. Before they can reach their connecting flight to Detroit, Fabiola’s mother is detained by customs. They don’t believe that she is just here for “a visit.” 

Now, Fabiola finds herself immersed into an American culture that she feels unprepared for. At the corner of American Street and Joy road, Fabiola has important decisions to make. Her fighting cousins, empty fridge, and quiet aunt are just a few of the things this America has in store for her.

*Interlude*

Before we get into the review, check out these pictures I took myself. I’m working on taking more pictures myself. If you have any picture taking advice, let me know in the comments.

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