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!
This was originally going to be TV show recommendations but it somehow ended up being all Netflix originals. I tried to pick out a mix of heavy and light watches since this is a very heavy story. Whether you end up watching these before, during, or after reading Punching the Air, they’ll definitely make great additions to the ongoing conversation.
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
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