“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”

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”

“Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance” by Nikki Grimes

I’m in love this this book. I am so excited to be afforded the opportunity to read an arc of “Legacy: Woman Poets of the Harlem Renaissance” from Children’s Legacy Medal Winner, Nikki Grimes.