Book Review, Fiction, Mystery, Review, Thriller, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review Round-Up: October 2021

I’m way behind on my Goodreads challenge, and I have been prioritising YA reads because they go faster than non-fiction.  Is that cheating? Review of ‘You Truly Assumed’, by Laila Sabreen—Must Read A lot of very important questions are asked in this book, and a lot of potential avenues for answer are explored.  But what… Read More Book Review Round-Up: October 2021

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review Round-Up: September 2021

Review of ‘The Startup Wife’, by Tahmima Anam—Must Read The startup at the heart of Tahmina Anam’s book tickled my interest from the get-go, and was the main reason why I picked it up.  As a religious person, I was intrigued by the concept of a social media platform that would bring together people from… Read More Book Review Round-Up: September 2021

Book Review, Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: August 2021

Review of ‘The Eternal Audience of One’, by Rémy Ngamije Diversifying my bookshelf (and that of my little one) has been quite the satisfying experience, to say the least.  I don’t think we should focus on non-fiction; quite the contrary, reading about universal experiences in different settings can be quite the unifying force.  In the… Read More Book Review Round-Up: August 2021

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review Round-Up: May, June, and July 2021

Review of ‘So You Want To Talk About Race’, by Ijeoma Oluo—Must Read There are some things that need to be revisited, and one’s racism (intentional or not) is definitely one of them.  Ijeoma Oluo’s book comes as a much-needed chat about potential, unintentional racism that we may have absorbed from the oftentimes unintentional racist… Read More Book Review Round-Up: May, June, and July 2021

Community Building, Community Development, Personal Development

What We Should Learn from Simone Biles: Redefining the “Gold Standard”

I remember the first time I watched Kerri Strug’s one-leg vault, I felt sick to my stomach. The conversations around me were centered on how “brave” she had been. As a fellow teenager, I was terrified that she was encouraged to injure herself for the sake of Olympic gold. Why would her coach, who I… Read More What We Should Learn from Simone Biles: Redefining the “Gold Standard”

Book Review, Children, Fiction, Review

Book Review: Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Tough as Tulle, by Deedee Cummings

About the Author, Deedee Cummings As a therapist, attorney, CEO of Make A Way Media, and author of fifteen children’s books, Deedee Cummings has a passion for ensuring equality, inclusion, and social justice for the next generation. Since her first book published in 2014, Cummings has been on a mission to help young dreamers and… Read More Book Review: Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Tough as Tulle, by Deedee Cummings

Book Review, Children, Fiction, Review

Book Review: Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams, by Deedee Cummings

About the Author, Deedee Cummings As a therapist, attorney, CEO of Make A Way Media, and author of fifteen children’s books, Deedee Cummings has a passion for ensuring equality, inclusion, and social justice for the next generation. Since her first book published in 2014, Cummings has been on a mission to help young dreamers and… Read More Book Review: Kayla: A Modern Day Princess: Dishes, Dancing, and Dreams, by Deedee Cummings

Book Review, Children, Fiction, Review

Book Review: Kayla A Modern-Day Princess, by Deedee Cummings

About the Author, Deedee Cummings As a therapist, attorney, CEO of Make A Way Media, and author of fifteen children’s books, Deedee Cummings has a passion for ensuring equality, inclusion, and social justice for the next generation. Since her first book published in 2014, Cummings has been on a mission to help young dreamers and… Read More Book Review: Kayla A Modern-Day Princess, by Deedee Cummings

Book Review, Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: April 2021

Review of ‘The Other Black Girl’, by Zakiya Dalila Harris—Must Read Stepford Wives meets The Devil Wears Prada in this gorgeously written novel about a young Black woman working for an all-white publisher thrilled about a recent fellow Black woman being hired.  There are many reasons why this book is a must read—darkly hilarious, deeply… Read More Book Review Round-Up: April 2021

Book Review, Comedy, Fiction, Review, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review Round-Up: February and March 2021, Part 2 of 2

Review of ‘Concrete Rose’, by Angie Thomas—Book Club Contender A big part of the anti-racism activism I am involved in requires having a lot of conversations, during which I attempt to answer the same questions again and again (or find resources that will help me answer the questions).  One of the questions I find myself… Read More Book Review Round-Up: February and March 2021, Part 2 of 2