Let’s Make Ramen by Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan

Creating in the kitchen is a popular hobby for all ages and the opportunity to learn how to make unique and international dishes is even better! This hybrid, comic book cookbook is a delightful opportunity to learn about a different culture, the history of a Ramen- which is growing in popularity in the United States, and try some new recipes

“This is My America” by Kim Johnson

My Book Talk I could not stop thinking about this book, it just consumed me. It made think about deep rooted issues in our country. It was suspenseful and just a great mystery. It caused me to reflect. I shared a blog post about this book on my library’s website. But on my own personalContinue reading ““This is My America” by Kim Johnson”

UNDERPRIVILEGED OVERACHIEVER: A CRENSHAW STORY

Y.A. SALIMU A memoir of a young man who grew up too fast on the streets, without a father, and attempting to mediate his mother’s mental illness. Salimu assumed the role of father-figure for his younger brother and with wisdom beyond his years made decisions that helped him avoid the traps of most homeless youthContinue reading “UNDERPRIVILEGED OVERACHIEVER: A CRENSHAW STORY”

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli

This is my first read from this series and I loved it. The vibrant artwork throughout the book is gorgeous. Each story is quick shot, inspirational history on accomplished immigrant women. I especially liked that the occupations of these women varied, which would encourage young readers to follow their own truths. Other books in thisContinue reading “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli”

Sanctuary by Paola Mendoza & Abby Sher

This one was hard to read. The characters in this novel experience such heartbreaking hardship!  Sanctuary is set in a dystopian future. This setting is a bit more terrifying than your typical novel of this kind, because it seems all too close to reality. Vali, her Mami, and Papi escaped the dangers of their homelandContinue reading “Sanctuary by Paola Mendoza & Abby Sher”

ā€œLegacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissanceā€ by Nikki Grimes

Iā€™m in love this this book. I am so excited to be afforded the opportunity to read an arc of ā€œLegacy: Woman Poets of the Harlem Renaissanceā€ from Childrenā€™s Legacy Medal Winner, Nikki Grimes.